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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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National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee Dinner

The National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee, would like to cordially invite you to their annual dinner and panel discussion on Monday, October 2, 2017, 5-8 pm, at the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler Building, 569 Spadina Ave., Toronto). The theme for the panel discussion is “Interfaith Alliances at the Service of the Common Good: How Do We Do It Together?” focusing on the environment, poverty, and indigenous rights. Please see the attached poster for more information and the list of panelists. Details about the venue and tickets can be found here: www.muslimchristian.eventbrite.ca Please share information about this event...

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Islamic Heritage Month launches in Canada’s largest school board

Canada’s largest school board, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), held a launch event on Monday at the Aga Khan Museum in Don Mills to announce the programs and initiatives the Board will be holding in schools for Islamic History Month (IHM) during October. “The TDSB has long been committed to promoting equity and inclusion of all students,” said the school board in a statement. “It’s wonderful for students, teachers, and guardians to have an opportunity to learn about diverse creeds and cultures through various dedicated months and significant days featured throughout the school year at the TDSB.” “We...

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Invictus Games Toronto holds Multi-Faith Celebration

The life of a serving member of the military is composed of many aspects, including faith and spirituality that is often the cornerstone of a military family’s unity. In the lead up to the Invictus Games set to begin on September 23rd in Toronto a Multi-Faith Celebration was held on Wednesday evening at St. James’ Cathedral to honour this faith connection. “It has always been the goal of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017’s Organizing Committee to acknowledge and honour this spiritual connection,” said the Invictus Games organizers. “The Multi-Faith Celebration gathers the represented faiths under one roof to honour...

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