Montreal, Canada – Quebec has passed a contentious law that would make it illegal for Muslim women, and other individuals, who cover their faces to receive public services, including riding public buses.
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Sheri Zhang, a professor of Asian Studies and Director at uOttawa Chinese Japanese Language and Culture Centre is looking for research articles on how to improve school curriculum to addressing Islamophobia through the Journal of Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies (JCACS) special edition on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. If you are interested in this… Read more »
A number of settlement agencies serving immigrants in the Peel Region – Peel Multicultural Council, Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, Afghan Women’s Organization, Newcomer Center of Peel, and the Local Immigration Partnership in Peel (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group), have collaboratively organized an exclusive event for private sponsoring groups and privately sponsored refugees (PSRs). The objective… Read more »
Run for Palestine (RFP) is pleased to invite you to its 9th Annual 5K Charity Run! Date: Sunday, August 20 at 9 AM – 2 PM Location: Sir Casimir Gzowski Park (2001 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON) Learn more and buy tickets here!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2017 5pm EST Applications Open 28 June 2017 The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards! The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the… Read more »
Scapegoating Immigrants and Muslims is Dangerous for Societies and Their Citizens and Residents An Open Letter From Canadian Psychologists As Canadian psychologists, we condemn any decision to ban people from specific countries from entering a country. We also condemn the anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and xenophobic rhetoric and actions that are dominating political discourse and actions in… Read more »
-For Immediate Release- NCCM welcomes government’s apology to Omar Khadr (Ottawa – July 5, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, welcomes news of the federal government’s decision to apologize and compensate Canadian citizen Omar Khadr for his ordeal. Born in Toronto, Khadr was just 15 years old when… Read more »
By John Bell Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05789ss Because I’ve been working away from Britain – in Asia and North America for the last three weeks – my knowledge of domestic affairs has been limited to news headlines on the internet, most of which have featured tragedies or controversies in national life. Since coming back, I’ve been made aware of… Read more »
By Coby Jones Source: https://www.undispatch.com/men-harass-women-street-new-un-study-offers-explanation/ Why do men harass women on the street? How prevalent is catcalling, ogling and stalking? And what do women think of this harassment? A first-of-its kind multi-country survey on attitudes of men and women on gender equality across the Middle East and North Africa reveals distressing data on the routine harassment of women on… Read more »
By: Nada Ibrahim Source: http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-islam-actually-says-about-domestic-violence-77245 Domestic violence is not specific to a particular religious group; Australian statistics indicate that one in six women experience physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner in their lifetime. Despite this, several recent media reports have sensationalised domestic violence within the Muslim community, and often falsely linked it to Verse 4:34 in the… Read more »
By the National Council of Canadian Muslim (NCCM) -For Immediate Release- NUMBER OF REPORTED HATE CRIMES ROSE IN 2015: STATISTICS CANADA (Ottawa – June 13, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), along with a coalition of community representatives and subject matter experts, is calling on all levels of government to do more to… Read more »
(Vatican Radio) Faith leaders in Canada are calling for a concrete response to famines in four separate countries. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops together with other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders are asking for action to tackle the famines that are wreaking death, suffering and displacement in the world today. Noting that the… Read more »
By Andrew Lawton Editor’s note: This article was edited to omit a reference to NCCM’s former association with a U.S.-based group. You’d think there were Qur’an burnings on every street corner in Canada. With the announcement from Statistics Canada that police-reported hate crimes against Muslims increased in 2015 — the most recent year for which… Read more »
CCMW signed this petition Amnesty International has gathered more than half a million signatures worldwide on petitions calling for an end to the appalling persecution of men perceived to be gay in the Russian republic of Chechnya. As part of a global day of action on 2 June, Amnesty International activists will hand in petitions… Read more »
Matthew S. Erie, author, China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society). Cambridge University Press, 2016, 453p. $62.35 – $113.78 hardcover Reviewed by Sheri Zhang University of Ottawa March 28, 2017 A Scholar and Lawyer’s Perspective: Emic and Etic views of Chinese and Muslim Law, Religion and… Read more »