Urdu Golden Rule Poster

Scarboro Mission’s Golden Rule Poster, which features texts from 13 religions, has been translated into Urdu by CAJM’s Co-chair Shahid Akhtar.

The poster could be downloaded here:

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It is estimated that close to one billion people understand spoken Urdu. The Urdu language originated in 13th century India as a blending of Arabic, Sanskrit, Persian and local dialects. The use of the Urdu language is concentrated in South Asia but Urdu-speaking people reside in many countries throughout the world.

The publication of these texts in Urdu is an effort to further universalize the already universal message of the Golden Rule. Please consider forwarding this announcement to colleagues and friends and posting it on websites and social media.

 

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Register for the Parliament of World Religions

Toronto is hosting the 2018 Parliament of World Religions, a gathering of more than 10,000 people of different faiths who come together to learn from each other and to share ideas on promoting interfaith cooperation. We encourage anyone who is interested to register before September 30 for the best ticket price at this link:

https://parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-registration

For more information visit the Toronto 2018 website at:

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Eid mubarak and Rosh Hashanah Sameach

Eid-al- Adha reminds us all of Abraham’s generous spirit and the connection between people of faith. The month leading up to Rosh Hashanah is a preparation for self-reflection and we hope that in this holiday season we bring the self- awareness necessary to overcome differences and unite as divisiveness brews in North America.

Please read the greeting below

 

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Political Reaction to the Omar Khadr Case

In another interesting piece for the The Toronto Star Azeezah Kanji reminds readers about the legal background to the Omar Khadr case. The outrage and rhetoric surrounding Omar Khadr often betrays a one-sided understanding of the story. In order to avoid simply making islamophobic arguments it is important to consider the reasons why Canada became legally obligated to pay a settlement to Khadr.

The article could be read here:

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/07/13/outrage-over-omar-khadr-defies-reason-kanji.html

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Reaction to Omar Khadr

The The Toronto Star published an important read about Canadian’s reactions to the Omar Khadr ruling. The piece serves as a reminder of how prevalent islamophobia is in Canad. As the article explains, islamophobic logics defy facts, court proceedings and human rights law. We at CAJM hope that when communities come together and learn from each other, damaging myths may be dispelled.
 
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