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Welcome to the Columbus Chapter of CAIR-Ohio

As-Salaamu Alaykum. Peace be with you.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is a non-profit grassroots civil rights and educational organization with 35 Chapters in the United States and Canada.

Our Columbus Chapter serves Columbus and Central Ohio.  Each day we strive to advocate for justice and mutual understanding. Our mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Our work covers three broad areas: civil rights advocacy, educational outreach, and public relations.

Civil Rights Advocacy

Our civil rights team handles cases of alleged religious, national origin and ethnic discrimination. Our experienced attorneys have successfully resolved numerous cases of discrimination involving public accommodations, employment, bank account closures, green card and citizenship delays, and more. We also assist our community in reporting potential bias incidents and hate crimes. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please report your case using our on-line case intake service.

Educational Outreach

Our educational outreach team presents accurate information on Islam and Muslims to an array of organizations including hospitals, schools, social service agencies, law enforcement, religious and civic groups, and members of the general public. Over the years we have provided presentations to hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals.

We also provide Muslim speakers for panel discussions, interfaith prayer services, media programs, etc. If you or your organization would like to request a speaker, please use our on-line speaker request form.

Public & Media Relations

CAIR strives to present an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in the media and in public discourse. We conduct regular meetings with editorial boards, host seminars on Islam and Muslims for media professionals, and serve as a valuable resource and clearinghouse for media professionals. We strive to present reliable and timely information to journalists and to the public.

Additional Services

We provide many services to promote mutual understanding, civic and political engagement, volunteerism, and social justice. Please contact us at 614-451-3232 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CAIR - Cleveland

2999 Payne Ave, Suite 220
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-830-2247
Fax: 216-830-2248
info@cleveland.cair.com

CAIR - Columbus

1505 Bethel Road, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: 614-451-3232
Fax: 614-451-3222
info@columbus.cair.com

CAIR - Cincinnati

10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 222
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-281-8200
Fax: 513-281-8666
info@cincinnati.cair.com