(SOUTH BLOOMINGVILLE, OH, 4/12/06) – The Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OH) recently presented an “Islam 101” workshop to local high school students as part of a Global Issues Retreat presented by the Columbus Council on World Affairs.
The Global Issues Retreat is a weekend camp that offers an opportunity for international exchange students and local youth to discover each others’ values and beliefs in a peaceful atmosphere. The retreat includes cultural demonstrations and presentations as well as educational discussions.
“These students have such a passion for tackling global issues and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide them with some insight into Islam so they are better able to counter misconceptions,” said CAIR-Ohio Director Adnan Mirza. “Many students told us they had no idea there were so many similarities between their beliefs and those of Muslims.”
CAIR-Ohio is based in Columbus, with offices in Cincinnati and Cleveland.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: Adnan Mirza, 614-451-3232, E-Mail: email@example.com