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A Global Interfaith Coalition Calls For Immediate Ceasefire And Administration Of Aid In Yemen

A Statement by the United Religions Initiative, The Charter of Compassion, and The Parliament of the World’s Religions Yemen is a nation in crisis. The impoverished country is facing a humanitarian crisis of mammoth proportions, including a devastating famine, in an ongoing civil war that is exacerbated by a scourge of religious violence. There is no time to spare in working to assist more than 3 million Yemenis that are displaced within the country, and over 280,000 who have sought refuge in other countries. We, the United Religions Initiative, the Charter for Compassion, and the Parliament of the World’s...

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Canadian Muslims welcome neighbors into mosques

Mosques across Canada opened their doors on Saturday, November 10th and welcomed their neighbours on a day designated as Visit My Mosque Day. “In essence, Visit My Mosque Day is about opening a channel for Muslims and non-Muslims to interact, thus building bridges to a stronger Canada,” said Canadian-Muslim Vote (CMV), organizer of the event. “Through Visit My Mosque, we hope that questions are answered and connections are created.” “A recent Gallup poll has shown that the more likely one is to know a Muslim, the higher chance that person has of expressing more positive feelings towards Muslims as...

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Muslim Philanthropist honors late father with 7-figure gift to Canadian Hospital

Hundreds gathered at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) in the City of Markham, north of Toronto, on October 30th to celebrate a substantial seven-figure-gift made by Shakir Rehmatullah, President and Founder of Flato Developments Inc. In recognition of this monumental donation, the hospital proudly named and officially unveiled — The Shakir Rehmatullah Cancer Clinic. “A hospital is fundamental to any community, and in times of a medical crisis, there’s nothing more reassuring than knowing your hospital has the right equipment, facilities and doctors,” said Rehmatullah. “Anybody who cares for the community should look after the hospital, because we’re all going...

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Thousands expected at Parliament of The World’s Religions in Toronto

The largest multi-faith gathering in the world is set to begin on Thursday, November 1st in Toronto.  The seventh Parliament of the World’s Religions will welcome thousands of people from different ethnicities, beliefs and spiritual backgrounds to the city. “As one of the most diverse cities in Canada, there is never a shortage of things to see and do,” said Zul Kassamali, Co-Chair of the Toronto 2018 Parliament. “It’s because of this diversity and inclusiveness that the Parliament has chosen Toronto as host city for 2018.” “Our schedule of events and programs is one-of-a-kind and will offer participants a...

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Canadian Muslims Condemn Horrific Shooting on Pittsburgh Synagogue

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) categorically denounces today’s devastating attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of several Jewish worshippers. Law enforcement in the United States have said the incident is being investigated as a hate crime, with many noting this may be the deadliest anti-semitic attack in the country’s history.   “With heavy hearts, we extend our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community following today’s horrific shooting. This sort of hateful act at a place where people go to find comfort, spirituality and peace...

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