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Embracing 'Radical' Christianity Can Defeat The Islamic State

Robert D. Onley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Robert D. Onley

"Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you." This verse, objectively radical given its relevance today, is particularly applicable in the context of terrorist violence, where strangers are willing to viciously stab, shoot and murder total strangers. One need only think back to the Paris attacks and ask: how can such hatred be justified?

The Unsung Hero Of Canadian Financial Innovation

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

Dave Baker is a used car salesman on a mission to make Canada a more fair and equitable place. Go ahead and take a moment. Be skeptical. It took me six months to overcome my initial aversion to the predominant narrative of auto sales. I was sure that there was a catch. There had to be a bait-and-switch somewhere along the way.

Food And Medicine Finally Reach Starving Syrian Village

CP | Albert Aji, The Associated Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada

The U.N. says 4.5 million Syrians are living in besieged or hard-to-reach areas and desperately need humanitarian aid.

Liberals Extend Deadline For Matching Syria Donations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Politics

The original deadline, set by the Tories, was Dec. 31.

Canadians Recall Refugee Past As They Help Syrian Newcomers

CP | Michael Tutton | Posted 12.25.2015 | Canada Politics

Harrowing stories from Syrian refugees have made many Canadians reflect about the struggles of their ancestors.

10,000 Refugees Might Not Be In Canada By Year End: McCallum

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"We are moving heaven and earth to get them here."

Canada's Welcoming Of Refugees Is A Simple Act Of Charity

Alan Ramón Ward | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Alan Ramón Ward

Due to the heated political atmosphere from which the initial promise emerged, with Trudeau's Liberals keen to position themselves in stark contrast to Harper's Conservatives, I feel that the massive attention this has garnered from both sides -- both of acclaim and censure -- has been greatly exaggerated. With all the rhetoric from proponents and opponents, we forget that this is a simple act of charity.

Trudeau Looks Beyond Security Council To Make A Difference At UN

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Politics

There are other ways Canada can contribute, the PM said.

Montreal Teen Found Guilty Of Supporting ISIL

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada

MONTREAL — A Montreal teen has been found guilty of two terrorism-related charges. Youth court Judge Dominique Wilhelmy handed down the verdict t...

What Donald Trump's Words Feel Like To Muslims Like Me

Deena Douara | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Deena Douara

I'll tell you how it feels to hear Trump -- a front-running candidate to lead the world's most powerful country -- say he wants a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." How it feels to hear supporters say "send them all back."

Liberals' Refugee Plan Lauded As Act Of Courage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The head of the International Organization for Migration says the program is a good compromise.

A Look Inside A Wayside Playroom For Syrian Refugee Children

Robert Neufeld | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Robert Neufeld

Here, in this unassuming spot, World Vision would use toys, drawings and games to brighten the lives of refugee children fleeing across Europe to find safety in new homelands. This was the first day of operations for a new child-friendly space in Adaševci.

Joshua Ostroff

Hozier Compares Syrian Refugees (Now) To Irish Immigrants (Then)

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living

"Ireland has a long history of people leaving with famines and war. A lot of people weren't happy to see them."

It's Our Duty To Help Refugees, Even If We Are Afraid

Elizabeth Bromstein | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Bromstein

I'm scared that we will somehow fail the people we sponsor, or that they will be ungrateful and not very nice. I suppose I'm slightly concerned that they will actually be bad people. And I'll admit I'm a little scared (possibly irrationally) of the remotely possible Fundamental Islamification of Canada. I feel, incidentally, that I should be allowed to express these fears without being called a racist or xenophobe. But most of those are small, imaginary fears, and what refugees from Syria are fleeing are big, real fears.

Trudeau's Decision To Stop Bombing ISIS Isn't Political

Alan Ramón Ward | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Alan Ramón Ward

The new light in which his decision is inevitably being seen after the despicable acts in Paris makes it important to revisit the issue, which is bigger than the press sometimes lets on. Because Trudeau's decision is not a political one. On the contrary, it is cultural. His decision to stop bombing speaks to what can only be seen as a fulfillment of national identity. Even before Paris, it seemed that nothing in the world could divide Canadians as definitively as their opinion of whether Canada should be dropping bombs in the Middle East.

'Nannygate' Is Not A Real Issue

Lauren Messervey | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Parents
Lauren Messervey

Never mind that Trudeau has already attracted admiration from several world leaders, improved foreign relations and made good with his promise to aid Syrian refugees,. Never mind that he's only been Prime Minister for less than two months and has been actively working for the change that he promised. No, no, let's talk about how he and his wife hired a NANNY.

How Many Refugees From Each Country Depends On Need: Ambassador

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Close to four million Syrians are currently living in three countries.

Canada's Syrian Refugee Plan Not Abandoning Single Men: Official

CP | Colin Perkel | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is truly an incredible mobilization."

The Western Double Standard On Terror In Israel Must Stop

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

Since the jihadist terrorist assault on Paris, the most glaring double standard has come into view. It seems that while the victims in France have our sympathy and concern, the Jews murdered by Arabs in Jerusalem and other cities in Israel do not.

Think Canada Is Doing Too Much For Syrian Refugees? This Map Begs To Differ

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A little perspective always helps.

Why I Am Choosing To Help Syrian Refugees Over My Dream Vacation

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

I couldn't help but ache for the families that do not have a warm home to come home to. The families who have had to leave their entire lives behind to be shelled to oblivion while they risk their own lives to give their children a future. These people are human beings struggling to simply stay alive and are risking everything they have ever known in order to do so.

I Saw How Europeans Came Together In The Aftermath Of Paris

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sujata Dey

I learned the news from internet sites -- the Bataclan was not very far from me. I know that spot. I discovered that one of the shootings was on Charonne Street. I looked up the address: 92 rue de Charonne, la Belle Équipe restaurant. My address: 125 rue de Charonne. Brent ordered me not to go outside.

Remember That Diversity Is Our Strength

Shelley Carroll | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Shelley Carroll

Differences are what enrich our lives and make Toronto the fabulous, unique, successful city it is. Xenophobia (a fear or hatred of strangers and foreigners) has no place in a city built upon these differences. It threatens the very core of who we as Torontonians are. It is also what motivated the horrific and unacceptable attack in which a woman was beaten and robbed by two young men. They tore off her hijab and told her to "Go back to your country."

The War Against ISIL Begins With The Battle For The Refugees

Reut Amit | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Reut Amit

The cruelty of ISIL is matched only by its shrewd assessment of the West. The masterminds of the Paris attacks were keenly aware of the seething anti-Muslim bigotry that bubbles just below the surface of our society. ISIL's attack on Paris was intended to invoke psychological and emotional pain, intended to threaten the very ideals we presume to be fighting for. It was intended to confirm for these refugees that they cannot escape the long-reaching arm of ISIL; that even if their children have escaped the blades of ISIL's swords, they will not escape the West's leveraged hatred in what is becoming a two-front war against these victims.

Body Of Canadian Who Died Fighting ISIS Returns Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada

The Canadian Heroes Foundation says Gallagher's family was "very appreciative" of all the support they received.