CAIR-MO vision is to be a leading 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.
The Missouri Chapter of CAIR was started in October, 2000, to help educate Muslims living in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois as to their rights and ways to become active participants in the American experience. CAIR-MO is also committed to serving as a bridge between Muslims and non-Muslims, as well as to educate the American populace as to the true nature of Islam.
The Council on American Islam Relations in Missouri (CAIR-MO) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. We believe misrepresentations of Islam are most often the result of ignorance on the part of non-Muslims and the reluctance on the part of Muslims to articulate their case. We are dedicated to presenting an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public.