This year, the methods workshop will take a closer look at the lived realities of Muslims in Canada. In the Fall sessions, we will look at Canadian Muslim integration, and barriers Muslims face when considering Canada home. Canada has long been hailed as an exceptional country when integrating immigrants, yet researchers have documented a significant and salient increase in anti-Muslim violence. Join us for the Fall sessions to further explore how these shifting realities play a role in the public lives of Canadian Muslims.
Muslim community taking the lead in latest round of Ontario sex-education protests
Muslim community taking the lead in latest round of Ontario sex-education protests | National Post
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Muslims, Christians challenge Ontario's more explicit sex ed
They join more than groups from across the province who've thrown their support behind the Ontario Coalition Supporting Health Education OCSHE , a new organization that believes the curriculum is "an opportunity to further knowledge and foster health. Rabea Murtaza, one of the founders of Muslims for Ontario's Health and Physical Education Curriculum, spoke passionately about her organization's support for the curriculum which has upset many Muslim parents. Sex-ed protests prove awkward for school staff.
At nearby Valley Park Middle School — best known for controversially hosting congregational Muslim prayers in its cafeteria on Fridays — Monday attendance was just 38 per cent. But the school boycott is a multicultural affair, and the most stunning absenteeism numbers reportedly come from the Muslim community, which was not nearly so prominent in the debate. But in the main, their complaints are similar to those of other social conservatives. For policymakers, the sex-ed fracas is a conundrum.