Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CAIR Seeks Nominations for National Muslim Community Service Award
Award to be presented Sept. 29 at 18th annual CAIR banquet in Arlington, Va.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/16/2012) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is seeking nominations for a national award honoring the community service initiatives of Muslim leaders, activists and institutions in the United States.
The recipient of the "2012 National Muslim Community Service Award" will be announced at CAIR's 18th annual banquet on Saturday, September 29 in Arlington, Va. [NOTE: A day-long leadership skills training conference is scheduled to precede the banquet.]
"We wish to recognize and honor those individuals and institutions serving both the Muslim community and our nation," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
The nominated individuals and institutions will be judged based on the quality and positive impact of their educational initiatives, interfaith outreach, social service campaigns, or other proactive efforts serving the local community.
A representative of the institution or the individual awardee will be flown to Washington, D.C., to receive the award and CAIR will produce a short video highlighting the recipient's achievements.
To nominate a specific individual, mosque, Muslim nonprofit group or institution for the 2012 National Muslim Community Service Award, click here.
The nomination deadline for the award is September 1, 2012.
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.
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail:

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