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Canadian Muslims welcome neighbors into mosques

Across the country, Canadians were invited to visit a mosque on Sunday, October 15. The Visit My Mosque initiative was launched this year the Canadian-Muslim Vote for Muslims to welcome their neighbors from all faiths and those without a faith. Visit My Mosque Day is one of several other similar mosque open day initiatives globally. “Visit My Mosque is about opening a channel for Muslims and non-Muslims to interact, thus building bridges to a stronger Canada and Canadian community,” said the organizers of the initiative. “Through Visit My Mosque, we hope that questions are answered and connections are created.”...

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Canadian Muslims celebrate achievements at 2nd Annual MAX Gala

Canada’s Muslims celebrated the achievements of community members at the 2nd annual MAX Gala, the Muslim Awards for Excellence, held on Saturday evening at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall. “It is with great pleasure, excitement and passion that I welcome you to the 2nd Annual MAX Gala,” said Aazar Zafar, Founder of the MAX Gala, in his welcoming remarks. “ Last year, we held our inaugural MAX Gala at the Ritz Carlton with 500 in attendance. It is unbelievable, yet truly humbling, that only in our second year we are here at the Roy Thomson Hall, and have almost 1,000...

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Canadian Muslims and Christians celebrate longtime interfaith cooperation

Canadian Christian and Muslim organizations celebrated decades of friendship and cooperation at a dinner held on Monday, October 2nd at the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto. “In a world where so many forces seem determined to divide and create hatred among us, building relationships of mutuality and respect as we have been doing through these dinners and through the work of the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee is a vital piece of work,” said Gail Allan, the Christian Co-Chair of the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee (NMCLC), in her welcoming remarks at the annual dinner organized by...

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Beyond crisis: a film on social justice and hope for the climate

By Dr. Hind Al-Abadleh “Nature has a way to go on whether we’re part of it of not” – Film director Kai Reimer-Watts What a powerful line at the beginning of a film launch that marked the third year of the People’s Climate March on September 21, 2017 in Waterloo.  This day also marked the UN International Day of Peace. Beyond Crisis is unique compared to other documentaries on the topic of man-made climate change and the need for action. It is narrated by the film director, Kai Reimer-Watts, who holds a Master of Climate Change from the University...

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Strong Condemnation after suspected Edmonton terror attack

Canadians are expressing strong condemnation in the wake of a suspected terrorist attack in Edmonton, Alberta that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif. “We cannot — and will not — let violent extremism take root in our communities. We know that Canada’s strength comes from our diversity, and we will not be cowed by those who seek to divide us or promote fear,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Our thoughts are with those injured, their family and friends, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. I...

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