Muslim Capitol Day 2017
Date(s) - 10/24/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pennsylvania State Capitol
CAIR - Philadelphia Chapter
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 20, 2017
On Tuesday, OCTOBER 24, dozens of leaders, members, and students from Pennsylvania’s Muslim community and their allies will descend on Harrisburg for the Third Annual Muslim Capitol Day (MCD III).
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), and eMgage, MCD III is a statement by American Muslims that we will not be intimidated by the voices of hate, and will exercise our constitutional right to participate fully in the American political system.
These are difficult days for Muslims in the United States. Hate crimes against Muslims and Islamic institutions are at an all-time high. Now is the time for the Muslim community to overcome our internal differences and unite around shared basic principles:
– The compatibility of Islam and democracy;
– The centrality of justice in Islam; and
– The imperative for Muslims to become involved in the political process.