WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched its "Unite Humanity" initiative to bring Americans together through positive community-based actions.
SEE: Unite Humanity Campaign Portal
CAIR's online initiative is designed to show that the collective national ideal of valuing diversity and uplifting neighborhoods is more powerful than the destructive forces that seek to generalize entire faith traditions due to the misguided actions of few.
The objective of CAIR's Unite Humanity campaign is to facilitate and raise awareness of interfaith and community-based partnerships between groups representing diverse beliefs and backgrounds by highlighting the joint service projects these groups are carrying out together.
Unite Humanity is a web portal through which Americans of all faiths and backgrounds may inform others of their local service projects or find service projects to join.
CAIR's portal includes a community calendar, a social media campaign and a series of services CAIR offers to help connect groups performing community service.
"Through 'Unite Humanity,' we hope to increase public awareness of the positive actions of American Muslims and their community partners and to assist communities in organizing and launching cooperative public service projects," said CAIR Outreach and Events Manager Lauren Schreiber. "By coming together to overcome negative narratives, this campaign will provide a collective voice rooted in service."
Go to CAIR's Unite Humanity portal and 1) submit an existing service project, and/or 2) join the campaign by taking part in existing projects.
GO TO: Unite Humanity Campaign Portal
You may also download the CAIR resource guide for planning and increasing public awareness of collaborative service projects.
GO TO: Unite Humanity Toolkit
The toolkit contains information about possible service projects and partners, about planning and holding a service project and about promoting your service project. It also contains advice on media relations best practices, a resource list of national service organizations and an event planning checklist.
For other questions about the campaign or about scheduling a training, contact [email protected].
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 Council on American-Islamic Relations