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20 July - A Tribute to Dr. Ibrahim Abu Rabi
The passing of Dr. Ibrahim Abu Rabi has left a deep void in the hearts and minds of Edmonton’s Muslims and many in the academia more broadly...


10 September - Larry Shaben: An Embodiment of a True Leader
Larry Shaben, a very well known and respected member of our community passed away peacefully on Saturday September 6th 2008 with his family by his bedside.
May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace. Amen.


30 June - U of A Islam Researcher Presses for Bridge-Building
The man who will take on the task of building up the University of Alberta's Islamic studies program hopes to open up interfaith dialogue."It's very clear that there is a major hunger at the academic level on Islam and the Muslim world," Ibrahim Abu-Rabi, currently a professor at the Hartford Theological Seminary in Connecticut, said Saturday...

7 May - Edmonton Muslim Council Statement on Danish Cartoon Controversy
The Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities is grateful to the Jewish Free Press for the opportunity to address the republication of the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in the Jewish Free Press in February, 2006, caricatures that were originally published in the Danish newspaper, Jyllands Posten...

14 March - New scholarships for Islamic Studies
Students in the Faculty of Arts received a generous gift from the State of Kuwait, which joins a growing list of donors supporting the university's emerging area of Islamic Studies. Kuwaiti Ambassador to Canada Musaed Rashed Al-Haroun confirmed a $400,000 gift, which will be used to establish several new scholarships associated with the Faculty of Arts' Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities Chair in Islamic Studies (ECMC Chair)...


06 November - Muslims Serve Up In Inner City
Islamic communitiy brings celebration to less fortunate residents
More than 600 inner-city residents were the guests of Edmonton's Islamic community on Sunday at an annual roast beef dinner at the Boyle Street Co-op...

24 July - Letter from ECMC to Prime Minister re: Conflict in Lebanon
The Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities, which represents nine faith groups and community organizations in Edmonton and serves the vast majority of Edmonton's 35,000 Muslims, expresses its concerns about our government's response to the current crises in Gaza and Lebanon...

14 Jun - Shaben among 19 Edmontonians honoured for service to community
Larry Shaben helps create a stronger community by building bridges and breaking down stereotypes between the Muslim community and other Edmontonians. Shaben was one of 19 Edmontonians honoured for a lifetime of service during the city's 55th annual Salute to Excellence hall of fame awards Tuesday night...

05 Jun - Letter to the Editor of the Edmonton Journal re: Gang Violence
Muslims in Edmonton are relieved that a potential threat to the peace and security of our country has been averted through the efforts of our security and intelligence forces.  We are confident that due process of law will afford the alleged men a fair and speedy trial...

18 Jan - Research Chair in Islamic Studies at U of A Would Be First in Canada
Edmonton Muslims hope to raise a million dollars to ensure the University of Alberta has Canada's first research chair in Islamic studies. The Alberta Government has pledged to match the money raised to pay a new professor, specializing in Islam, to study and teach at the university...

18 Jan - Arts establishes Canada's first chair in Islamic Studies
The University of Alberta is establishing Canada's first endowed chair in Islamic Studies, with the help of $1 million pledged by the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities and matching funding from the government of Alberta...


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