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CAIR-SV Offers Presentation on Islam

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 12/15/05) – Last weekend, the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) conducted a presentation about Islam to the Certificate of Ministry Studies (CMS), a program at the Pacific School of Religion, part of UC Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. The presentation was held at the Pioneer Congregation Church in Sacramento.

CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra offered a presentation designed to help make the future Ministers aware of the fundamentals of Islam and a brief overview of Islamic History.

Topics addressed in the presentation included the basic tenets of the Islamic faith, the status of women in Islam, and the diversity of the American Muslim community. A question-and-answer session followed the presentation.

The CMS program is for adults who are either exploring the idea of ministry as a vocation, testing their interest in pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, or doing extended continuing education. It’s a two-year program, with all of its courses on weekends and for three weeks during the summers. There are three program locations””Berkeley, Sacramento, and Claremont, CA.

CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, 916-441-6269, Email:


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