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Where Are You From? - When Dinner Pleasantries Turn Into Microaggressions

When Dinner Pleasantries Turn Into Microaggressions

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce: the all-American meal. It was “Parents Weekend” at my high school, and hundreds of families crowded into the rec center, chatting cheerfully while enjoying the traditional Thanksgiving feast. I sat at a table with a few friends and their parents. One mom turned to me and asked, “So, …

Toronto Abrahamic Faiths Celebrate Black History Month and Harmony Week

TORONTO – ‘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 …

This Muslim Family Looks After Local Church for 100 Years

LAHORE – For the past 100 years, the family of Waheed Murad has been looking after a local church in their city, keeping the church clean and ready, The BBC reported. Located in a rural area of Pakistan, where there are hardly any Christians, the St Matthew Church has been looked after by the Murad …

British Bishop Invites Muslims to Xmas Tea at Home

The participants discussed the theme of hope and particularly what gives hope in the town of Burnley today. “The event has made a significant impact in building relationships between faith communities in Burnley. BURNLEY – The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, invited local British Muslim leaders to his home for a special Christmas …

Canadian Muslims, Christians Launch Campaign against Discrimination

LONDON – In an Ontario city where more than one-fifth of the population is comprised of immigrants, five churches and a mosque are sending a targeted message that they embrace everyone in the community regardless of faith or ethnicity, London Free Press reported on December 10. “The purpose of the campaign is to change the …

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Jewish & Muslim UK Students Discuss Gender & Faith

BRISTOL – Thirty young Jewish and Muslim women gathered at Bristol University in the UK for a unique gender and interfaith conference to discuss ‘difficult ideas and topics’. Jewish News reported on December 6. Organized by Bristol Students Union and Nisa-Nashim, the students shared their inspiration and their struggles when taking on leadership roles in their faith …

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations. By the term “monument” I refer to a building or structure created to commemorate a person, event, or social bond which has significance in regards to improving relations between the Abrahamic faiths. 1- The …

'A Huge Blessing': Chicago Faiths Unite to Give Special Thanksgiving to Needy

CHICAGO – “Warm Wishes from Northwest Indiana Islamic Center, and First United Methodist Church, and New Day Community Church.” This is the message on the handmade greeting card designed for the needy during Thanksgiving, and the card  was signed by 3-year-old Muslim boy, Isaac Musleh with the help of Becky Chambers, a member of that …

KPMG Leads the Way for Muslims, Minorities in the UK

LONDON – Workplace discrimination is a real issue affecting many individuals and organizations across the UK. Leading the way in an effort to counter this unjust practice is one of the ‘big four,’ KPMG who employ over 180,000 in the financial services sector around the world. On Tuesday, 13th of November, KPMG hosted a talk …

Canadian Muslims Welcome Neighbors into Mosques

TORONTO – Mosques across Canada opened their doors on Saturday, November 10th and welcomed their neighbors 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 …



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