(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/7/14) – On Saturday, October 11, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will host its 3rd Annual Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic at the Twin Cities Day of Dignity.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/2/14) – Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has again been named to "The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims."
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/28/14) - On Saturday, October 4, American Muslims will mark the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations at locations around the country. The prayers and the holiday that follows are called Eid ul-Adha (EED-al-ODD-ha), or "festival of the sacrifice."
(HARTFORD, CT, 9/18/2014) – On Friday, September 19, the Connecticut office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) will join that state’s Muslim leaders at a press to denounce the ISIS extremist group and it un-Islamic actions.
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 9/11/2014) - - This evening, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will co-sponsor an event on the anniversary of 9/11 to help promote dialogue and mutual understanding among faith groups.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/9/14) -- On September 27, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will present CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, with its "Community Organization of the Year" award during CAIR's 20th annual banquet at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/9/14) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today submitted testimony to Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr and the Board of Education seeking recognition of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha on the 2015-16 school calendar.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/5/14) -- The board and staff of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today offered sincere condolences on the death of Tayyibah Taylor, founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/2014) – On Wednesday, September 3, leaders of the Maryland Muslim community will join a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for a news conference at the Islamic Society of Annapolis in Gambrills, Md., to condemn the reported murder of American journalist Steven Sotloff by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 8/29/14) -- The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) recently held a cultural competency training workshop for law enforcement personnel.
(Rockville, Md., 8/23/14) – On August 24, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a coalition of faith-based and civil rights organizations and partners at a prayer vigil in Rockville, Md., organized by the Montgomery County Chapter of the NAACP. The vigil is designed to call for healing, justice and peace in the aftermath of the unrest across the nation brought on by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
(ANAHEIM, CA - 8/20/2014) - On Saturday, August 16, the Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) hosted a day-long civil rights conference for high school and college students themed "Setting the Standard, The Right to Remain Silent, The Obligation to Speak" at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley (ICSGV). The conference was designed to educate aspiring activists about the need to preserve civil liberties and to provide the young people with the tools necessary to achieve protect those rights.
On August 18, the Council on American-Islamic Relations participated in a vigil held to honor a gas station attendant who was killed in an apparent robbery at an Exxon station in Hanover, Md.