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Community Alert: CAIR Invites American Muslims to Share Positive Stories About Community Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic

If members of the community believe their experience should be featured on CAIR’s community platform, www.cairnewsroom.com, they are encouraged to share. 

(WASHINGTON, DC., 4/6/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today invited and encouraged American Muslims to share positive stories about how members of the community are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

Last week, CAIR launched an online information portal offering vital information on the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American Muslims and the entire society. CAIR’s “Newsroom” portal features real-time statistics on the pandemic, as well as sections on:  

  • Just the Facts – Featuring news updates and other verified information from government officials and medical experts about COVID-19, including links to the CDC and state health department websites.
  • Community Responses – Highlighting human stories: the great work that other people and organizations in the community are doing in response to COVID-19, from charities, to non-profit organizations and individual medical professionals.
  • Spirituality & Well-Being – Offering religious/spiritual advice and encouragement for the community, including advice articles, Quranic verse of the day, prophetic sayings (hadith) about disease, original writing, and inspirational videos.
  • From the Experts – Allowing anyone to submit anonymous questions about relevant issues inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Disclaimer: The experts will not offer medical advice.]

GO TO: https://cairnewsroom.com/

[NOTEIf members of the community believe their experience should be featured on the site, they are encouraged to share these ideas to ihooper@cair.com with the subject line ‘CAIR Newsroom Feature Idea’or direct message on InstagramFacebookor Twitter]

CAIR is also hosting a live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. (ET) on Facebook. Recordings of those conversations will be available on the CAIR Newsroom portal.

GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational

Programs feature Islamic spiritual leaders, health care professionals, counselors, experts, community advocates, and CAIR leaders from around the country.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

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