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Canadian bishops witness Lebanon’s message: show your faith and work together

“So there is a wonderful message there, that faiths can indeed work together. It’s not easy, you have to work at it, but what is uniting them all in that particular corner of the world, is a united love for their country and a desire to make this work.”

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Archbishop Smith makes historic visit to mosque

“The best way to deepen any relationship is through personal encounter, and that’s what (the Al-Rashid Mosque leadership) have made possible here by inviting us to the mosque,” said Smith. “Harmony, mutual respect, and working together is not only possible, it’s also happening, and it’s happening here.”

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Muslim leaders warn of rising hate crimes

Alberta saw the largest increase in hate crimes, up 39 per cent to 193 from 2014 to 2015, and Edmonton had the biggest increase of a major city in Canada – 45 more incidents in 2015 compared to the previous year.

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Pope's Egypt visit unites Edmonton interfaith leaders

“Peace is a gift of God but also the work of man,” Pope Francis said at the International Peace Conference on April 28, hosted by Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar mosque.

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Edmonton faith leaders defend religious freedoms

Faith leaders in Edmonton say religious freedoms are under threat and it’s time to defend them: “None of us are free until all of us are free, and there are no exceptions to this,” said Netta Phillet, one of 250 delegates to the inaugural Religious Freedoms: A Community Conversation.

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