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CAIR-San Diego Rep Joins Launch of New Sanctuary Movement

CAIR SAN DIEGO REP JOINS LAUNCH OF NEW SANCTUARY MOVEMENT

(SAN DIEGO, CA 5/10/07) – On May 9, 2007, a representative of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) participated in an interfaith service to celebrate the launch of the New Sanctuary Movement.

The service took place at the Plymouth Congregational Church Sanctuary in North Park and was organized by the San Diego Interfaith Committee on Worker Justice (ICWJ).

The New Sanctuary Movement will be launched on the same day in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and New York. Representatives from more than 20 cities will also participate in a series of solidarity events.

The New Sanctuary Movement is a national coalition of interfaith religious leaders and participating congregations, called by our faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States. For more information about the national movement visit: NewSanctuaryMovement.org.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic 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: CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida, Tel: 619-913-0719, Email: ehopida@cair.com.

 

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