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Toronto Abrahamic Faiths celebrate Black History Month and Harmony Week

‘Finding Light In Times of Darkness: Christian, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Harmony’ was the theme of an interfaith gathering of Jews, Christians and Muslims held on Thursday, February 7th at Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto to celebrate Black History Month and World Interfaith Harmony Week. “In the darkness of turbulent times, on a cold winter evening, we’ll set the hall ablaze with uplifting singing, music, dancing and stories,” stated the organizing committee. And the program lived up to its billing as the audience was treated to an inspirational evening from representatives of the three Abrahamic faith communities. “We...

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Toronto Multi-faith Women’s Coalition breaks silence about violence against women

World Interfaith Harmony Week is being celebrated in Toronto this week with a series of multi-faith gatherings including a forum of Faith leaders held on Tuesday, February 5th to discuss the common experiences of religious communities around the issue of violence against women. The event themed ‘Break the Silence’ was hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) and organized by One Voice which is a recently formed group of multi-faith women working to create a guide for faith leaders to be able to respond to the issue of violence against women. “We started this coalition...

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Scarborough Muslims Give Back to Hospitals

The Muslim community in Scarborough are well on their way to fulfilling a $250,000 pledge to the Scarborough Health Network (SHN). “Last year we set an ambitious goal to raise $250,000 over five years. I am proud to say that, as of today, we have gotten $213,800 in pledges during the first year,” said Zuhair Syed of the Muslim Friends of the SHN organizing committee in his opening remarks at a recognition dinner held on Friday, January 18. ”And that has only been possible because of the generous contributions, the commitment and the willingness to listen that you in...

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Canadian Muslim leaders meet to discuss Muslim Civil Rights Today

On December 22, 2018, more than 150 Muslim community leaders joined the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) for their annual luncheon briefing on the state of Canadian Muslim civil rights today at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre. Each year, the briefing provides a unique window into the public advocacy issues affecting Canadian Muslims, providing a much-needed space for leaders to come together and reflect on the successes of the past year and how we can work together in the year ahead. The theme of this year’s briefing was ‘Beyond the Headlines: Elections, Populism & You.’  Together, the participants discussed the...

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Let the Quran Speak Family Day Dinner

Let the Quran Speak is a weekly talk-show that promotes understanding and appreciation of Islam and Muslims in Canada. Since 2001, we have addressed a wide range of topics, helping viewers to better understand their fellow Muslims and appreciate Islam as one of our world’s major religious traditions, through our host Aisha Khaja, and our Resident in Scholar, Dr. Shabir Ally. You can watch Let the Quran Speak across Canada on Vision TV on Saturdays, 2:30PM (ET); JoyTV11 in Winnipeg on Saturday, 1PM (CT); JoyTV10 across British Columbia on Saturdays, 6:30PM (PT); and, CTS across Canada on Saturdays, 6AM (ET). https://www.facebook.com/events/2426269197386523/...

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