The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies presents a lecture from Israeli professor on Kabbalah in the 17th century. This event is free of charge and does not require registration. It will take place Monday, February 6, from 4pm to 6pm in the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.
In a commentary on The United Church of Canada’s website, the church’s Moderator, the Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell, reflects on the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump saying that “although I have serious misgivings about his policies and pronouncements, he is a child of God, just like me, so I must treat him with dignity, respect, and love.”
We have never been held together by blood or background. We are bound by things of the spirit –shared commitments to common ideals. George W. Bush at Dallas Memorial I have been writing a great deal about the social contract and the ethic that underpins our country, Canada. And I have been reading the many comments. I realize that, sadly, ...
For those who may not be aware, there is in Canada a separation between mosque and state. Our public school system is secular. As in non-religious affiliated. Except on Ontario where we have a Catholic system that dates back to the BNA Act of 1867.
Today, our way of life is threatened as never before. Canadians tend to take freedom, human rights and democracy for granted, never having known the opposite. The world appears to be descending into chaos – conflicts and war victimizing hundreds of thousands of people; a fast– growing, aggressive totalitarian ideology, sending its tentacles ever wider.
Four Christian activists demonstrated on December 27, 2015 against what they called the radical message of Islam in front of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where the Reviving of the Islamic Spirit (RIS) convention was taking place.
I recently met a young man who lives outside Toronto, Canada, whose family originally came from Pakistan. I was taken by a tattoo on his arm-from his shoulder to his wrist. I asked him about it and he told me that it depicts the story of his maternal grandfather’s involvement in the conversion of a Muslim woman in Pakistan to ...