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Toronto anticipates world’s largest gathering of faith communities

A reception that brought together religious, civic and political leaders was held in Toronto on Monday in anticipation of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering of persons of faith and conscience that will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 1 – 8, 2018. The luncheon reception was also attended by the Parliament of the World’s Religions international Board of Trustees and the Parliament’s allies and stakeholders. “The themes of the conference are very much in keeping with the feelings of our time with the need for truth and...

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Toronto Muslims attend Shabbat at Beth Emeth Synagogue

On Friday night, March 9, 2018, Toronto Muslims joined members of Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue as they celebrated Shabbat. The gathering was part of a continent-wide event, Shabbat Across North America, in which hundreds of synagogues across North America take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat. This year, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue extended an invitation to Muslims to attend the Shabbat Across North America service. “Tonight, we’ve been welcomed into this comfortable, secure and sacred place,” said Muneeb Nasir, Muslim religious leader, in his keynote address. “May God...

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Islamophobia in the Workplace

Canada’s unions, in partnership with the National Council of Canadian Muslims want to address Islamophobia at work. What are the experiences of Muslim workers? How does Islamophobia follow Muslims to work? This forum on challenging Islamophobia in the Workplace aims to organize against religious discrimination and racism. Please join us on Tuesday April 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E., Toronto. Registration fee is $150. Space is limited. To Register visit:...

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NCCM welcomes funding for No-Fly List redress in 2018 federal budget

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has welcomed the federal government’s announcement of $81.4 million in funding over 5 years to end the false flagging of innocent persons within Canada’s Passenger Protect Program (PPP), better known as the ‘No-Fly List’. “Today’s funding announcement is a welcome step forward for Canadians mistakenly identified on the No-Fly List, and for their families and supporters who have worked tirelessly over many years to have this injustice corrected. We hope this funding will begin to allow the affected persons to enjoy the full range of mobility rights afforded to them under the...

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Iconic Mississauga Sports Complex to be named Paramount Centre

The City of Mississauga’s iconic sports complex, currently called the Hershey Centre, will soon bear a new name, the Paramount Centre. “Today marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Paramount Fine Foods. We are extremely proud to partner with the City of Mississauga in the naming of one of Mississauga’s true landmarks, the Paramount Centre,” said Mohamad Fakih, Founder and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods. “Since opening the first Paramount Middle Eastern Restaurant back in 2007, I have always believed it is important to give back to the community and support the wonderful things the City of Mississauga...

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