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Don’t miss the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto

We call upon peoples of faith and conscience to stand for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world and join thousands of interfaith activists from around the world at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions. The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions is being hosted by the city of Toronto from November 1st through November 7th, 2018 at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) located at 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada. Canada – in its distinction as home of the world’s most diverse city, will showcase its unique values, achievements, and aspirations as the 7th host of...

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Canadian Muslims Respond: Fundraiser for The Danforth Victims’ Families

An 18-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl are dead, along with 13 people injured after a mass shooting in Toronto’s busy Greektown/Danforth Ave neighborhood on the evening of Sunday, July 22, 2018. We are deeply saddened to mourn the loss of lives. Our condolences are with the victims and all those affected by this senseless shooting. Let us maintain our strength as a city and community – we are #TorontoStrong. Together, let us encourage love, compassion, and unity and extend our support to all those who need it. Islamic Relief Canada and DawaNet remain committed to assisting communities through their recovery...

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NCCM Denounces Hate-Motivated Assault of Mississauga Man

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is condemning in the strongest possible terms the brutal assault of a Mississauga man, Muhammad Abu Marzouk, near the Mississauga Valley Community Centre on Sunday night following a picnic with his family. According to a media reports, Mr. Marzouk and his family – including his wife and two young daughters – were returning home when two men who were passing began kicking the victim’s car, shouting at the family saying “f—king Arab people! Terrorists”. When Mr. Marzouk exited the vehicle to talk to the men, they attacked him. The attack was incorrectly reported as...

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Halal Food Fest set to attract large crowds to Toronto

Halal Food Fest Toronto, the largest halal food festival in North America returns for its sixth consecutive year on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2018 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. “The Muslim population in Canada is the fastest-growing religious group and the needs of this market continue to grow,” says Faizal Kagdi and Salima Jivraj, Co-Founders of Halal Food Festival Toronto. “Foodies – Muslim or not – are always excited to attend each year to see what new things they can try during the two-day festival’ “With over 200 of the Toronto’s top halal restaurants,...

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Enacting Citizenship in Muslim Communities

In partnership with Emmanuel College, The Tessellate Institute’s annual lecture series #TTILectures presents Enacting Citizenship in Muslim Communities: Lessons Learned from Australian Muslim’s Civic Engagement. Records show that Australia’s Aboriginal communities have had interactions with Muslim travellers as early as the 17th century, pre-dating the arrival of European settlers. Amid the historical and ongoing climate of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments, Australian Muslims continue to be active citizens through civic engagement, particularly through volunteer work within their respective communities and the broader Australian society. Join us for a presentation on the motivations and implications of Muslims’ volunteerism by Dr. Mario...

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