Minnesota - More than 100 Muslim, Christian and faith leaders from across Minnesota are collaborating on a shared fight against Islamophobia in the state. They are launching this effort through a press conference on Thursday, solidarity rally and phone bank to engage thousands of Minnesotans of faith to caucus their shared values and vision for the state.
This is a collective effort between the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and ISAIAH and the ISAIAH Muslim Coalition.
ISAIAH is a statewide, faith-based, nonpartisan organization for Christians, people of faith, and congregations to act and fight faithfully for racial and economic justice in Minnesota.
These organizations and others have been building intentional partnerships between the Muslim faith communities, Christians, and others around our shared values and our shared vision for Minnesota. This work of living into love, justice, and compassion for our neighbors and a commitment to full participation in our democracy has provoked some politicians and people to launch a divisive and hateful attack on Muslim people's right and responsibility to engage fully and powerfully in civic life.
It is noteworthy that, imams, clergy and faith leaders will share their stories and also be available for interview immediately following the press conference.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Source: International Islamic News Agency