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Canada. Francophones post a higher unemployment rate
In March 2012, Francophones in Canada posted an unemployment rate of 8.3%, higher than the national average of 7.7%. That month, the unemployment rate among Anglophones was 7.4%, slightly below the national average. (Full Story)
First mosque part of the heritage of all Canadians
by Daood Hamdani

Ottawa - This May, as Muslims mark the twentieth anniversary of the induction of Al-Rashid mosque in Fort Edmonton Park, the country’s largest living history museum, the spotlight will be on the leadership role of Muslim women in this historic event. (Full Story)

Synagogues agree to twin with mosques
by Habeeb Alli

For the third year, this exercise of interfaith exchange has progressed in good faith. Synagogues agree to twin with nearby mosques, with congregants visiting each other during Jewish Sabbath and Muslim Friday prayer services and, in some cases, inviting guest speakers or jointly carrying out community events like Hanukkah and Eid parties, or talks by individuals such as the Palestinian author of I Shall Not Hate, Izzeldin Abuelaish. (Full Story)

New York. Museum to become National museum of Chinese in America
Like other non-white ethnic groups from outside northern Europe and the British Isles, Chinese immigrants to America faced prejudice and exclusion for many years. In 1980, the New York Chinatown History Project was founded to collect documents, photographs and other materials telling their story. (Full Story)
An Affair of the Heart: Sufi Presences in Montréal
There is something enchanting about the evening, sitting outside at Rumi Restaurant, corner Fairmount and Hutchison, in Montreal. A hint of coolness in the air enhances the pleasure of sipping hot tea, fragrant with cardamom, poured in an amber stream into small glasses. I have come to speak with restaurant owners Hassan and Husayn Friedman about the mystical (Full Story)
U.S. Muslims Increasing Their Political Involvement
By Elizabeth Kelleher

Houston City Councilman M.J. Khan, a Muslim American originally from Pakistan, answered questions sent from journalists and students in Morocco, India, Sri Lanka and Liberia about his political career and about Muslims’ growing political involvement in the United States. (Full Story)

Shutting Jewish Mouths
By Rob Eshman, Editor-in-Chief, The Jewish Journal

Twenty years ago at a park in Beverly Hills, actor Richard Dreyfuss, feminist Betty Friedan and Yael Dayan, the daughter of the late Israeli leader Moshe Dayan, stood before a crowd of some 300 people and called for a two-state solution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict. (Full Story)

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