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Noor Cultural Centre in the media:

 

2015
Toronto multi-faith communities pray for peace
About Noor Cultural Centre’s program on Jan 21, 2015 “Multifaith Prayers for Peace”

2014

Interview with Samira Kanji & Azeezah Kanji with Scott Neigh of “Talking Radical Radio”
About Islam as the inspiration for Noor Cultural Centre’s vision of social justice

2013

Op-Ed in the National Post written by Noor Programmer Azeezah Kanji
Regarding contributions of Muslims to society

2012

Interview with Noor Programmer Azeezah Kanji on AM640’s “Roy Green Show
Regarding the Supreme Court case on the right of a woman to wear the niqab while testifying in court

Op-Ed in the National Post written by Noor’s Samira Kanji & Azeezah Kanji
Regarding the dialogue about the niqab in Canada

Interview with Noor President Samira Kanji on CBC’s “Metro Morning
Regarding the Supreme Court case on the right of a woman to wear the niqab while testifying in court

Interview with Noor President Samira Kanji on CBC’s “Metro Morning
Regarding the human rights case filed against a Muslim barber who refused to cut a woman’s hair

Can women change the face of North American mosques?
Common Ground News Service article featuring Noor Cultural Centre.

Reh’ma Community Services Annual Gala & Awards Dinner
Noor President Samira Kanji is one of three recipients of award for contributions to the Toronto Muslim community.

Canadian Council of Muslim Women Celebrate 30 Years of Equality and Empowerment
Noor President Samira Kanji is named one of six “Women Who Inspire” at Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Interview with Noor President Samira Kanji on CBC’s “Metro Morning
Interview regarding being named on of six “Women Who Inspire” by Canadian Council of Muslim Women at their 30th Anniversary Celebration.

2011

Shafia trial reflects badly on community, GTA muslims say
Toronto Sun article regarding December 9 Jummah service dedicated to issues of domestic violence

Interview with Noor President Samira Kanji on CBC’s “Here and Now
Interview with Laura Di Battista regarding the Dec 6 Vigil and Islamic leaders’ actions to end domestic violence in their communities.

Interview with Noor President Samira Kanji on 640 AM’s “Arlene Bynon Show
Interview with Arlene Bynon regarding “honour” killings and domestic violence

Interview with Noor President Samira Kanji on CBC’s “Metro Morning
Interview with Matt Galloway regarding the Call to Action to Eradicate Domestic Violence, to which Noor Cultural Centre was a signatory.

 

Leaders send a loud message: Domestic violence is un-Islamic
Toronto Star article regarding the Call to Action to Eradicate Domestic Violence

Muslim leaders speak out against violence towards women
Globe and Mail article regarding the December 6th Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the steps by Muslim leaders to address domestic violence in their communities.

Mosque makeovers: Re-imagining a sacred space
Article in The Walrus featuring Noor Cultural Centre.

 

2009

Religious heads to hold own summit during G8

Toronto Star article covering G8 expert Dr. John Kirton’s talk at Noor Cultural Centre

2008

Jacquie Perrin interviews religious leaders Samira Kanji and Debra Landsberg

CBC News interview with Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Debra Landsberg and Noor President Samira Kanji about the Weekend of Twinning

 

Twinning builds bond between Muslims, Jews

Toronto Star article by Nicholas Keung on the Weekend of Twinning

Promising Jewish-Muslim dialogue
Toronto Star piece by Haroon Siddiqui on the Weekend of Twinning Mosques and Synagogues

2007

Faith group honours Asper, Lakhani families

National Post article on the presentation of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ Human Relations Award to the Lakhani family

2006

Family’s donation enhances Islamic studies

Article from Y-life on the establishment of the Noor Chair in Islamic Studies at York University

2005

Eleven distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees
An article from Y-File on Noor founder Hassanali Lakhani’s honorary degree

Class of 2005 encouraged to take the road less travelled
An article from Y-File on Noor founder Hassanali Lakhani’s convocation address

2004

Toronto mosque hailed as flexible model for Muslims in the West
A BeliefNet article by Ron Csillag on Noor Cultural Centre

Progressive Muslims challenge tradition
A Toronto Star article by Leslie Scrivener

5th Anniversary Doors Open Toronto
Coverage of Noor’s participation in the annual Doors Open event

York opens its doors
An article from Y-File on the Doors Open event

2003

York’s first Noor Fellow in Islamic Studies named
A Y-File article by Carrie Brodi on the three-year fellowship funded by the Lakhani family

2002

Cultural evolution
An article from Canadian Architect on the renovation of Noor Cultural Centre


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