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CAIR Georgia joined a May 10th training session for social justice groups led by Rev. Dr. William Barber at The Temple, Atlanta's most prominent synagogue.
The Moral Political Organizing Leadership Institute (MPOLIS) hosted the event, which brought together leaders from various Georgia communities, including advocates of immigration reform, a higher minimum wage, expanded government healthcare and tolerance for minority communities.
The day-long training ended with a Muslim woman reciting Surah Al-Fatiha, the first chapter of the Quran, at the request of Dr. Barber.
(5/7/2016 - ATLANTA, GA) UPDATE: CAIR Georgia joined an Atlanta demonstration for the people of Syria on Friday, marching from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to the CNN Center while demanding an end to Russian and Syrian airstrikes on civilians in Aleppo.
“Enough is enough,” said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, “The Syrian regime is slaughtering innocent men, women and chidren before our very eyes. We must oppose this massacre with our resources and our words before Syria becomes the Rwanda of our generation.”
(HAMPTON, GA - 4/30/16) CAIR Georgia recently took part in an interfaith dialogue at the 25th Theological Conference of the Restoration Fellowship. During the annual gathering of Christian Unitarians, Executive Director Mitchell delivered a presentation about Islam before sitting down with Sir Anthony Buzzard, an Oxford-educated theologian who teaches at Atlanta Bible College, to discuss similarities and differences between Unitarian Christianity and Islam.
Watch footage of the event after the jump:
(WARNER ROBINS, GA - 4/29/16) CAIR Georgia leaders visited the Islamic Center of Middle Georgia on Friday, marking the latest stop in a campaign to visit every single mosque in the state over the next year, insha Allah. Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell and Board President Yusof Burke prayed and at dinner with community members before delivering a presentation about CAIR's plans in Georgia.