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Representatives of Civil Rights Organizations and Activists to Host Event to Bring Awareness to the Plight of Palestinian Children

(HOUSTON, TX 8/28/14) – On Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. a coalition of civil rights activists will unite to educate the community about the plight of children in occupied Palestine. Organizations to be represented include the Black Heritage Society, Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), … Continue reading

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The Syrian American Council and Council on American-Islamic Relations to Hold News Conference Denouncing Terror Group ISIS

SEE COVERAGE RESULTING FROM PRESS CONFERENCE: Fox 26 news coverage News Fix coverage News 92FM coverage (HOUSTON, TX 8/27/14) — On Thursday, August 28, the Syrian American Council’s Houston chapter and the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to denounce the … Continue reading

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Nearly 100 Organizations Call for Federal Action to Prevent Discriminatory Profiling

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, [email protected] August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – In the wake of ongoing tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri, The Leadership Conference and Civil and Human Rights and a coalition of nearly 100 organizations have released the statement below calling for updated federal guidance and legislation to stop discriminatory law … Continue reading

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Register for CAIR’s 20th annual banquet September 27 in Arlington, VA

Registration for CAIR’s 20th annual banquet on September 27th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is now available online. In past years, the banquet has sold out and no tickets will be sold at the door, so register today to reserve your place! NOTE: Tickets for the banquet will … Continue reading

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CAIR Reiterates Condemnation of ISIS Violence, Religious Extremism

  (WASHINGTON, DC, 8/11/2104) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its condemnation of the “un-Islamic and morally repugnant” violence and religious extremism of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a statement, CAIR said: “As we … Continue reading

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Media luncheon this week

This Wednesday, August 6, the CAIR-TX Communications Department will host a luncheon for Houston-area media professionals.  We will share with reporters, editors and bloggers the ways in which we think media covers Islam and Muslims well - and ways in which they don’t. Reporters from all media - print, broadcast … Continue reading

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Houston Chronicle: Muslims and Jews join to provide health care to those in need

Muslims and Jews join to provide health care to those in need By Jill Carroll August 1, 2014 In other parts of the world, Jews and Muslims coming together to plant seeds of peace and good health might seem unrealistic right now. In Houston, a longtime Muslim group - the … Continue reading

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Houston Chronicle: Middle East turmoil weighs heavy as local Muslims gather for Eid

Middle East turmoil weighs heavy as local Muslims gather for Eid Imam exhorts 15,000 area Muslims gathered to mark Eid: ‘Let us endure as they endure. Let us advocate for peace’ By Allan Turner July 28, 2014 | Updated: July 28, 2014 11:50pm Houston-area Muslims come together at NRG Park … Continue reading

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Candlelight vigil for victims of violence in Gaza to be held on 7/29

  Please join us at this vigil as we pray for peace in Gaza.

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Houston Chronicle runs CAIR-TX op-ed

Saturday letters: Language that hurts Copyright 2014: Houston Chronicle July 25, 2014 | Updated: July 25, 2014 10:26pm Language Regarding “League City bans undocumented children” (Page B2, July 9), while we are concerned about the humanitarian crisis prompted by thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors flooding into Texas, the Council … Continue reading

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