Eastern Children in the Western World

Immigrants to Canada in the 1950s and ’60s came mostly from European countries. Now the pattern has changed and, according to the 2006 census, 58.3 per cent of the 1.11 million immigrants who arrived in Canada in the last five years came from Asia and the Middle East.
These immigrants came with their customs, traditions and religious and social values, and their children are trained in Canadian schools to practise the qualities of honesty, mutual respect and tolerance to become good citizens.

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Observing Azadari in a multicultural society

When I came to Canada nearly 15 years ago, I could not have imagined that the place which is now my new home would be so accepting, accommodating, and tolerant of other cultures. Here we learn how to earn respect by giving respect to others. This is the beauty of Canadian society, which allows hundreds of cultures to co-exist peacefully.

Yom is an ancient Hebrew and Arabic word which means “day.” Yom Eid is a Muslim thanksgiving day after a month of fasting in Ramadan. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year. Yom Ashura is a day of mourning observed by the Muslim community every year on the 10th of Moharram, the first month of the lunar calendar. This year, it was observed on Thursday, November 14. It has a special significance, as we commemorate the great battle between the forces of right and evil fought on the banks of Euphrates in the town of Karbala in present-day Iraq, in 61 Hijra (October 10, 680).

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