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(ATLANTA, GA, 6/7/16) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today invited Dr. Gerald Harris, the editor of the official newspaper of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, to fellowship with his Georgia Muslim neighbors during a Ramadan interfaith dinner at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.
Dr. Harris recently published an article in the Christian Index in which he argues that constitutionally-protected freedom of religion should be denied to American Muslims, presumably including the 5,000 American Muslims who serve in the armed forces as well as cultural icons like the late athlete and humanitarian Muhammad Ali.
(5/26/16 - ATLANTA, GA) CAIR Georgia joined an interfaith demonstration outside the Atlanta headquarters of Immigration & Customs Enforcement on Thursday, May 26th. Religious leaders and immigration reform advocates united to call for a pause in deportations as well as an overhaul of the nation's immigration system, particularly its treatment of immigrants fleeing violence in South America.
(5/21/16 - ATLANTA, GA) CAIR Georgia hosted a special seminar, Muslims Rebutting Extremism: How to Win the Information War Against Islamophobes & Foreign Extremists on May 21st at Al-Farooq Masjid in Atlanta.
Speakers included Dr. Houda Abadi of The Carter Center, Imam Arshad Anwar of Roswell Community Masjid and CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell.
The three speakers discussed ways to rebut the two ideological threats facing mainstream Muslims: anti-Muslim bigots here in America and Muslim extremists overseas.
(5/23/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The leader of the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Georgia) joined an interfaith rally for social justice groups at an Atlanta church Monday night.
During the event, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell read an opening litany alongside Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP.
"Americans need not share the same faith to work together on issues of shared concern," Mitchell said. "American Muslims are happy to join our Christian, Jewish and secular neighbors in arguing for a more just immigration system, expanded access to healthcare, and a livable minimum wage."