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Why intern with CAIR-TX?

An internship at CAIR gives you the chance to develop professional skills and gain insight into the workings of a non-profit civil rights organization. Our interns aren’t “free labor.” Interning with CAIR is an opportunity for you to expand your skills in a hands-on environment. You will be part of … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Please send state board of education this message

Dear Friends and Supporters of CAIR-Texas, Houston: One of our coalition partners, Texas Freedom Network (TFN), informed us of the State Board Of Education (SBOE) misinformation regarding Islam and Muslims within proposed textbooks and products for Texas public school children for the 2015/2016 school years.  TFN performed a great service by having … Continue reading

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CAIR Launches Website Exposing America’s “Islamophobia Network”

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/15/14) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched Islamophobia.org, the latest element in the Muslim civil rights organization’s work to monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry in American society. CAIR’s Islamophobia.org site presents detailed profiles of a number of individuals and institutions involved in the … Continue reading

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CAIR Asks Muslims to Thank Those Challenging Islamophobia Using #MuslimsThank

CAIR today re-launched its social media hashtag campaign #MuslimsThank to show appreciation to media personalities, celebrities and political leaders who have come out in defense of Muslims and Islam in response to a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamophobia. It’s Not Just Bill Maher: Islamophobia on Cable News is … Continue reading

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Screening of “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think”

After September 11 many Americans became aware that they knew almost nothing about Muslims or Islam, and that they didn’t know what Muslims really thought or felt about America and the West.  “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think” is a documentary film that explores the expertly gathered opinions … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Groups, Individuals Asked to Endorse Open Letter Refuting ISIS’s Ideology

  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that Muslim groups and individuals worldwide may now endorse the open letter signed by more than 120 international scholars of Islam and Muslim leaders refuting the ideology of the terrorist group ISIS and urging its supporters to repent and … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Conference focuses on civic engagement in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of passage of the Voting Rights Act

(HOUSTON, TX 9/16/14) — A diverse group of community activists and civil rights organizations has joined forces to organize the 2014 Civil Rights Conference.  The conference, held in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, will take place on Saturday, September 20, at the … Continue reading

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Houston premiere of “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom”

We are honored to invite you to the Houston premiere of the award-winning documentary “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom.” Director Micki Dickoff will be oh hand to discuss the history the film depicts and the current status of voting rights in this country. The premiere will be held on Friday, … Continue reading

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Galveston County Daily News: Harder to deny resolution is about bigotry in League City

By HEBER TAYLOR League City’s resolution on immigration made national news, and its reference to “radical Islamist terror groups” has been denounced as bigotry. Council members who voted for the resolution have denied it links terrorism with Islam. They also denied it was intended to play to prejudices against a … Continue reading

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CAIR Condemns Killing of Journalist Steven Sotloff by ‘Anti-Islamic’ Terror Group ISIS

WASHINGTON, DC, 9/2/2014) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the reported murder of American journalist Steven Sotloff by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a statement, CAIR said: “No words can describe the … Continue reading

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