PUBLICATIONS & REPORTS

 

CAIR-COLUMBUS EMPLOYER’S GUIDE TO RAMADAN

A brief guide for employers that explains the religious obligations that accompany the Islamic holy month of Ramadan along with suggestions for accommodations for employees during Ramadan and other Islamic holidays.

 

 

 

To request a hard copy of this guide please email Jennifer Nimer at jnimer@cair.com.

 


CAIR 2017 CIVIL RIGHTS REPORT: THE EMPOWERMENT OF HATE

CAIR’s new report, titled “The Empowerment of Hate” is a collection of data regarding hate crimes and other cases from all of the CAIR chapters nationwide.  The report details a more than 50 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2016 over the previous year. The report directly addresses many issues currently affecting the civil rights of American Muslims across the country, including Ohio. It also outlines how the increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents has been accompanied by a similar spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes during the same period. [NOTE: The report focuses primarily on 2016, but also contains data on cases documented by CAIR during the 2014-2016 period.]


 

To request a hard copy of the report, please email Jennifer Nimer at jnimer@cair.com.

 


 

2016: CONFRONTING FEAR

According to “Confronting Fear,” released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley, 33 Islamophobic groups had access to at least $205 million in total revenue between 2008-2013.

In addition to documenting funding of Islamophobic groups, the report presents a four-point strategy designed to achieve a shared American understanding of Islam in which being Muslim carries a positive connotation, and in which Islam has an equal place among the many faiths that together constitute America’s pluralistic society.

 

 


 

CAIR GUIDES TO ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS PRACTICES

CAIR offers a series of guides to explain relevant Muslim religious practices to employers, educators, healthcare providers, and law enforcement and correctional facility agents.

AN EDUCATOR’S GUIDE TO ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
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An excellent introduction to Muslim religious practices for educators and school administrators, this guide is a tool to promote diversity and accommodate Muslims students in educational institutions.

AN EMPLOYER’S GUIDE TO ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
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The US Constitution protects and asks for religious accommodation in the workplace. This is a guide for employers that explains some basic Islamic religious practices including dress guidelines, holidays, prayer timing, and fasting.

A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER’S GUIDE TO ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
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This booklet was developed in consultation with medical professionals and is ideal to help healthcare professionals work with Muslim patients, including explaining dietary requirements and guidelines for interacting with patients of the opposite sex.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL’S GUIDE TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY
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This publication is designed to assist law enforcement officials in forming and implementing policies to create a culturally aware environment and cooperative relationship between American Muslims and law enforcement agencies.

A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION’S GUIDE TO ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
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This booklet is designed to assist chaplains, program coordinators, correctional officers and administrators in forming and implementing policies to create a culturally aware environment. It also explains some religious practices of Muslim inmates and their visitors.

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