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CCMW on CP24 – Womens Group Launches Anti-Domestic Violence Plan

Originally Posted here CCMW Nationals, Sahar Zaidi spoke on CP24 about the current project. “Engaging Men and Boys in Ending Violence in the Family. You can watch the entire clip blow

Toronto and Ottawa focus groups: engaging boys and men in ending violence in the family

CCMW in conjunction with White Ribbon is hosting focus groups to hear from Muslim communities about how to engage men and boys to end violence in families. Feedback will be used to help develop a toolkit. The Ottawa focus group will be held on Saturday January 23 2016, from 10:30 pm – 2:00 pm, at… Read more »

Montreal Jews and Muslims Unite to Help Syrian Refugees

Original Source: Canadian Jewish News Author: Janice Arnold Jews and Muslims can find common cause in assisting Syrian refugees, and in doing so, appreciate the similarity of their religious values. That was the message conveyed at a meeting of members of the two communities addressed by Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom,… Read more »

Alia Hogben interview with Evan Solomon

CCMW Executive director spoke with Evan Solomon host of Everything is Political after his interview with Ann Coulter. You can listen to the full interview below.  

Why we should welcome refugees

The following is a speech given by CCMW board member Shaheen Ashraf for the  Canadian Association for Race Relations and the Muslim Jewish Dialogue Group about why Canada should welcome refugees. “Working together” December-15-2015: Thank you for that WARM introduction Dr. Karen Mock, Respected Organizers, Most Distinguished guests, When I ask myself this question, (and… Read more »

Men in charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition

Original Source: Open Democracy Author: Ziba Mir Hosseini The new book Men in Charge? shows that the assumption that God gave men authority over women is a theological fiction that became a legal fiction, whose main function now is to sustain gender inequality. Muslim legal tradition does not treat men and women equally. The assumption… Read more »

There will be some hard things said: Muslim group hears about Truth and Reconciliation

Original Source: Ottawa Citizen Author: Joanne Laucius It’s a been a time of soul-searching for Muslims trying to find their place in Canada. That’s why it’s the right time to hear about Truth and Reconciliation right from the source, says the organizer of a panel that brought Muslim and Aboriginal people together. “I thought we… Read more »

Lifting the Veil: Facing the Reality of Niqabi Women in Canada

Orginal Source: Buzz Magazine http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=86b99faf-a350-41d9-b4e1-08cb837a8d92&pnum=8 Of all the female attire to come under fire, the veils worn by Muslim women are perhaps the most controversial—fuelling debates, restrictions and legislation all across Canada and Europe. As the issue remains a hot button topic, the women who are supposedly meant to be shielded and hidden have instead… Read more »

Canadian Muslims Vote in Record Numbers

Original Source: www.canadianmuslimvote.ca view full report here: http://www.canadianmuslimvote.ca/post-election-report.pdf Canadian Muslims Vote in Record Numbers November 19, 2015 – Ottawa – An estimated 79% of Canadian Muslims voted in the 2015 Federal Election according to a recent post-election poll conducted by Mainstreet Research. The poll surveyed Muslims from municipalities across Canada to determine Canadian Muslim voter… Read more »

Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award Honours CCMW Member

The annual Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award ceremony is on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 in City Hall. This year they are honouring a married couple: Soraya Zaki Hafez and Richard Awid. Soraya is President of the Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women which does much inter/multi faith outreach and programming. She was… Read more »