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Ohio Muslims To Help Clean Burned Church

(COLUMBUS, OH, 6/17/05) – On Saturday, June 18, representatives of the Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OH) and members of the interfaith community in central Ohio will help clean fire damage at Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Columbus. The church was gutted by an accidental fire several weeks ago.

WHAT: Muslims Help Clean Fire Damage at Ohio Church

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: 1097 Camden Avenue, Columbus, Ohio

CONTACT: CAIR-OH, Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916, E-Mail: CAIR-OH’s participation in the clean-up effort is part of the group’s national “Muslims Care” campaign designed to promote volunteerism in the American Muslim community. To learn more about “Muslims Care,” go to:

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 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. To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:

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CONTACT: CAIR National, Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:

NOTE: CAIR offers an e-mail list designed to be a journalist’s window to the American Muslim community. Subscribers to the list, called ISLAM-INFONET, receive news releases and other materials dealing with American Muslim positions on issues of importance to our society. To SUBSCRIBE to ISLAM-INFONET, go to:


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