CAIR aims to build and expand bridges of understanding between the American Muslim community and the community at large using a two-pronged approach. The first approach, educating American Muslims about their rights and responsibilities as citizens, empowers community members to fully participate in all aspects of civic life. The second, educating the broader community about Islam and Muslims, helps foster mutual trust and cooperation. By working with allied organizations representing other communities, CAIR has faith that investing our efforts in building coalitions will cultivate justice and understanding.