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DC-Area Interfaith Groups Respond to Cartoon Flap with Open Houses

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

– MEDIA ADVISORY –

DC-AREA INTERFAITH GROUPS RESPOND TO CARTOON FLAP WITH OPEN HOUSES
Events at houses of worship to focus on legacy of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/23/06) – On Friday, February 24 , the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR ), in cooperation with the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC ), will hold a news conference to announce a local educational campaign focusing on the legacy of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The campaign involves a series of interfaith open houses at local houses of worship.

WHAT : News Conference to Announce Interfaith Educational Campaign on Muhammad
WHEN : Friday, February 24, 10 a.m.
WHERE : InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC), 1st Floor Community Room, 1426 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
CONTACT : Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org ; Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org

The open houses are part of CAIR’s year-long “Explore the Life of Muhammad” campaign, which was prompted by the worldwide controversy over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

A partial list of the interfaith educational events includes:

Feb. 24 – I slamic Society of the Washington Area , Silver Spring, MD
Feb. 26 – Dar al Hijrah , Falls Church, VA; All Souls Unitarian , Washington, D.C.
Mar. 5 – Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ , Washington D.C.; Muslim Community Center , Silver Spring, MD; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick , Frederick, MD; Calvary United Methodist , Arlington, VA

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.

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: cair@cair-net.org
URL: http://www.cair-net.org

 

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