The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) empowers American Muslims and fosters mutual understanding
As a Muslim civil liberties and advocacy group, CAIR’s mission is to promote justice and mutual understanding of Islam while empowering American Muslims and fostering dialogue and equal respect.
Dallas, Texas (JusticeNewsFlash.com) — A widely misunderstood religion and even less understood culture, Islam in America has faced high criticism and injustice in recent years.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) aims to change all that. As a Muslim civil liberties and advocacy group, CAIR’s mission is to promote justice and mutual understanding of Islam while empowering American Muslims and fostering dialogue and equal respect.
CAIR is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 with headquarters in Washington, D.C. As a grassroots organization, CAIR has affiliates in 19 states and over thirty active chapters in America and Canada.
According to the official website, “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is arguably the most visible and public American Muslim organization, with a 13-year record of exemplary social and political activism. As a result of the organization’s high profile and its stellar record of principled advocacy of civil liberties, interfaith relations and justice for all people, a small but vocal group of anti-Muslim bigots has made CAIR the focus of their mean-spirited attacks. These smear campaigns aim at marginalizing Muslims in America by silencing one of the most prominent and respected American Muslim voices.”
Standing against hatred and stereotyping, CAIR has diligently labored to advocate a constructive and true image of Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Working with steady stream media relations, government associations, education and advocacy, CAIR cultivates a positive Islamic perspective to ensure the Muslim voice is heard.
Adamant that all Americans, regardless of religion, should have equal rights, CAIR’s Civil Rights Department counsels, mediates and works on behalf of Muslims and others who have been the brunt of religious discrimination, defamation or hate crimes.
Every year, groups representing a global array of faiths visit CAIR offices to educate themselves about Islam and Muslims in America for a better understanding. Through these and other interfaith initiatives, CAIR aims to teach others about Islam while developing a strong relationship with other faith communities.
To learn more about the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) or to donate to the cause, visit http://www.cair.com or call the Dallas Chapter at 972.241.7233.
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