Condolences for Sri Lanka

Winnipeg Free Press Letters, April 23 Posted: 04/23/2019 4:00 AM | To our Christian sisters and brothers here and around the world: peace be with you. On this Easter Sunday, we were deeply anguished to hear about the terrorist attacks on churches in Sri Lanka. The numerous deaths and injuries are devastating. I am sure your community is in shock …

Valuing Diversity

Winnipeg Free Press Letters, July 24 Posted: 07/24/2019 4:00 AM | Comments: 2 Valuing diversity Re: Pallister recruits Quebec workers in wake of contentious law (July 18) I am writing to express my appreciation of Premier Brian Pallister’s principled stance on the right of all Canadians to practise their religion, and on women’s right to choose what to wear — …

Manitoba Muslim Community Leaders Condemn Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

On behalf of Manitoba Muslims, we strongly condemn the barbaric and inhumane act of violence perpetrated on innocent worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our heartfelt prayers are with the families of those killed and with the injured. We pray for their speedy recovery. News Release CTV News Coverage    

WSD Raises Awareness for Diversity

Diversity and having a better understanding of the different beliefs that surround us was the focus of Western School Division’s (WSD) Diversity Day Wednesday. To read the whole article: WSD welcomes Muslim Speaker

First Islamic History Month in Manitoba

On October 16, 2013 the first Islamic History Month was declared in Manitoba. Manitoba was the first province in Canada to proclaim this. Watch the ceremony: Video of Ceremony

Winnipeg teachers prepare to deal with world news issues

As kids prepare to head back to school in Manitoba this week, two teachers say they’re preparing to wade into hard conversations about U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea, the Charlottesville riots and the impact of hate in social media. To see more: CBC Report

Humanitarian of the Year Award – Red Cross

Shahina Siddiqui named Humanitarian of the Year “Hello there, sister Shahina. Just a quick note to let you know how very proud I was to learn of your most recent award. It is really fitting that you should receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for all your tireless impactful service. All of us, especially those in the immigrant community, …