Book Launch Event: Being Muslim in Canada: Culture, Politics and Self

Being Muslim in Canada: Culture, Politics and Self
March 10
– Kule Theatre (Room 9-323) Robbins Health Learning Centre, Edmonton
West of 109 street between 104 and 105 Avenues

Panel discussion, readings and book launch featuring:

  • Mohamed Alibhai (former editor of Islam in America)
  • Nurjehan Aziz (author, editor, publisher)
  • Junaid Jahangir (Economics, MacEwan)
  • Asma Sayed (English, MacEwan)
  • Monia Mazigh (author, Mirrors and Mirages

Respondent: Mojtaba Mahdavi (ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies, University of Alberta)

4:30 Light refreshments
5-6:30 Discussion and readings, followed by Q+A
6:30-7 book signing and reception

The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada (Editor: Nurjehan Aziz)

Book Launch Event: Being Muslim in Canada: Culture, Politics and Self

This is a free event, open to the public. Donations will be accepted to the MacEwan Community Refugee Project.

The Relevance of Islam in Canada: 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.

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