Pages Categorized: Non-CCMW Articles

Contribute to the Journal of Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies (JCACS)

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 »

Celebrating Community! Privately Sponsored Refugees

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 »

Participate in the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards!

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

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 »

NCCM welcomes government’s apology to Omar Khadr

-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 »

‘As cruelty is a universal phenomenon, so is its nemesis – kindness.’

By John Bell Source: 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 »

Why Do Men Harass Women on the Street? New Study Offers An Explanation

By Coby Jones Source: 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 »

Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

By: Nada Ibrahim Source: 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 »

Communities Urge all Levels of Government to Take Action to Confront Hate

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 »

Canada faith leaders appeal for South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria, Somalia

(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 »

COMMENTARY: Hate crimes in Canada are outliers, not evidence of an epidemic

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 »