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Keyword results for: interfaith

How Social Entrepreneurs Heal The World’s Wounds

In the wake of the fierce debate surrounding the potential establishment of an Islamic center a few blocks from Ground Zero, as well as the recent threat by a pastor of a small fringe evangelical church to hold a public Koran burning, there has been much talk about building bridges and interfaith dialogue. We believe […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 6, 2010

Wearing the Muslim veil in America: What it’s like

by Husna Haq I knew I was in trouble the moment I sat down. I’d just taken a seat next to an elderly Asian woman on the D-line train, on my way to a college class last year. She immediately stiffened. I began reading a book. She started twitching and looking around the train. We […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 12, 2009

Burka Barbie

by Barbara Kay In the process of conveying a general idea or a cue to an emotional response, we often seek instinctive recourse in a linguistic device called antonomasia. We’ll substitute an antonomastic placeholder like “Solomon” for a wise person or “Hitler” for an evil one, “Pearl Harbor” for an ineluctable casus belli, and so […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | December 1, 2009

An ugly truth

by Barbara Kay Last week the Post published excerpts from the new guidebook issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. I was asked by a radio talk show host what difference the guidebook would make in terms of my own writing on issues the new text raised, especially […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , , | November 17, 2009

New citizenship guide says no to ‘barbaric’ practices

by Josie Ensor Canada’s revamped citizenship guide warns newcomers that “barbaric cultural practices” such as honour killings will not be tolerated, marking a stronger tone against importing beliefs that clash with Canadian values. “In Canada, men and women are equal under the law,” the document says. “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 11, 2009

Portents

by Anne Applebaum As its subtitle makes clear, this is a book about immigration, Islam, and the West. But at the same time this is also a book about a particular moral culture, a set of attitudes, habits, and beliefs that has developed in Western Europe over the past sixty years. There isn’t a good […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | November 10, 2009

Why fundamentalism will fail

by Harvey Cox IN 1910, A COHORT of ultra-conservative American Protestants drew up a list of non-negotiable beliefs they insisted any genuine Christian must subscribe to. They published these “fundamentals” in a series of widely distributed pamphlets over the next five years. Their catalog featured doctrines such as the virgin birth, the physical resurrection of […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | November 8, 2009

The words of God do not justify cruelty to women

by Jimmy Carter “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status …” (Article 2, Universal Declaration of Human Rights) “There is neither Jew nor […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 12, 2009

A Shared Past for a Shared Future – European Muslims and History-making

From: British Council In June 2009, Martin Rose presented the third annual Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture at the University of Westminster. The Lecture was established by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) UK in honour of the life and work of Sheikh Zaki Badawi, OBE, KBE. In their foreword, Dr Anas S. Al-Shaikh-Ali and […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | June 1, 2009

Lifting the Secular Veil

by Donna Kennedy-Glans “How do you conduct business in the Muslim world after Sept. 11?” I am encouraged by this question posted to me recently by an intrepid class of university commerce students.  They didn’t ask “if” you could do business in the Muslim world–they had not, like some, fallen headlong into the wise chasm […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | February 7, 2009

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