As if racial and religious profiling wasn't enough of a problem for Muslims, now with the release of the federal government's new counter-terrorism strategy which lists environmental groups as threats, Muslim environmentalists have it tough.
The newly published document from Public Safety Canada lists environmentalists under “issue-based domestic extremists” who could pose a threat to Canadians.
Last year, we discussed how to make attractive wrappers for our Eid gifts using recycled and reusable materials.
This year, we're looking at Eid cards. We've all tried, and many have succeeded, in making hand crafted Eid cards for our loved ones. Here's a neat ah”¦ recipe for making this year's Eid cards a bit more interesting.
Faith & the Common Good, a non-profit multi-faith coalition, through its Greening Sacred Spaces program organized a green building tour of the Ottawa area dubbed the Sustainability Bus Tour. The tour introduced eco-tourists to various buildings around Ottawa which implement environmental initiatives or innovations in their design or practice. The tour involved a number of places of worship across Ottawa.
The tour was made up of people from all walks of life. From builders to community workers, businessmen to faith leaders, all were interested in learning about what faith-based organizations and communities in Ottawa are doing to reduce their ecological impact in our city. Some were even interested in implementing some of what they saw on the tour in their own community's places of worship.
We have all at some point used something that wasn't ours, perhaps the pen from a colleague's desk, or a sibling's bike. This happens either with or without the rightful owner's permission. And we all know how the drama unfolds when it's the second case.
The general community as a whole, and quite frankly the Muslim community in particular, suffer from a similar type of “borrowing” malady. I'm talking of course about the unauthorized use of media to pass off as our own.
Sensitivity training for care workers and providers was one of the issues raised at the third annual Conference on Spirituality and Aging on Feb. 23.
The one-day event organized by the Council on Aging of Ottawa at Saint Paul University also tackled topics of mental health, support and relief for care workers and family members, discrimination, and spiritual wellbeing.