(SACRAMENTO, CA 4/10/2008) – A representative of the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) recently joined an interfaith panel discussion on forgiveness at the Varsity Theatre in Davis, Calif. More than 350 people turned out for the event.
CAIR-SV board member Dina El-Nakhal joined Reverend Mary Lynn Tobin of the Davis Community Church of Davis and Michael Amerikaner, Program Director of Hillel House at Davis on the panel, which was moderated by Reverend Larry Schellink of the Unity Center of Davis.
“Forgiveness is an important concept that is highlighted in many faith traditions. During times of tension, which we seem to experience today more than ever, it is important to turn to our spiritual teachings for guidance,” El-Nakhal said. “We thank the Unity Center of Davis for initiating this wonderful dialogue and look forward to many more.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra, Tel: 916-441-6269, E-mail: email@example.com