Al Rashid Mosque: Building Canadian Muslim Communities

AL RASHID MOSQUE Building Canadian Muslim Communities, by Earle H. WaughUniversity of Alberta Press, June, 2018. 256 pages. $35.00 CAD (paper) ISBN # 978-1-77212-333-2 Publisher’s Promo: Al Rashid Mosque, Canada’s first and one of the earliest in North America, was erected in Edmonton in the depth of the Depression of the 1930s. Over time, the … Continue reading “Al Rashid Mosque: Building Canadian Muslim Communities”

Speeches That Changed Canada

SPEECHES THAT CHANGED CANADA By Dennis GruendingFitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, ON and Brighton, MA May, 2018. 270 pages. $27.95 CAD. ISBN #978-1-55455-112-5 Publisher’s Promo: Author and former MP Dennis Gruending has chosen dramatic speeches from 10 of Canada’s finest political orators, beginning with John A Macdonald’s arguing Confederation into being in 1865 and ending with Pierre … Continue reading “Speeches That Changed Canada”

‘The spring of souls’

By Fred Hiltz March 21, 2018 The first signs of spring prompt the author to think about what “new seed” God wants to plant in us. Photo: Mitchell Griest/Unsplash I just caught the first whiff of spring thaw and mud and it was very good! The first signs of spring come as we celebrate the … Continue reading “‘The spring of souls’”

Refugee Rights Day, April 4, 2018

The Canadian Council for Refugees marks the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada, while informing people about the threats to those rights. Learn more here. ______________________________________________________________ The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Update, March 14, 2018