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The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada: Dialogue, Discussion and Book Launch

March 03, 2016
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Join Mawenzi House publishers (Toronto, Canada) as they launch in Vancouver their new publication The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada: Culture, Politics and Self. This collection of essays examines, from different perspectives, what it means to be a Muslim in Canada. Is it a public identity, and as an identity is it compatible with a secular democracy such as Canada? What relation does it bear to historical, cultural, and ethnic identities? Is a total gnostic or an atheist a Muslim? Is a person who disavows being a Muslim still a Muslim? How do Muslims cope with anti-Muslim bigotry, especially when it goes “official”? What alterations in society and religious practice and what re-thinking of interpretation can one expect in its evolution? 

These vital questions of faith, culture, survival, and identity are addressed by prominent members of the Canadian cultural and intellectual community.

When: Thu, March 3, 2016. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30) 

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

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Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, SFU Centre for Dialogue, SFU Institute for the Humanities, The Vancouver Observer, Mawenzi House, and MARU.