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June 2019 Newsletter


CCRL Updates


Our team was very busy in April, May, and June. We had the amazing opportunity to share our work and connect with people across North America  in four conferences. This included a workshop titled, “Queering Religion,” at the You-Are-Not-Alone conference for middle and high school aged youth in the Peel District School Board, Ontario.  


Visit our site here to learn more about our recent work: https://ccrl-clrc.ca/our-presentations/

At the same time, we have been actively addressing Quebec’s CAQ party’s Bill 21 proposal to ban a number of public sector workers from wearing religious symbols. To counter this Bill, we participated in a human chain peaceful protest and shared a statement at a public hearing in Montreal. We continue to act with others in the Coalition Inclusion Quebec to address Bill 21.

Despite Bill 21’s exclusionary stance, we witnessed tremendous inclusion among the Raptors fans during the NBA Playoffs. We cheered with die-hard fans to see the Raptors become NBA Champions! We are so proud of the Raptors and equally proud of Canada as a nation. We saw fans across different beliefs, ages, race, and ethnicity come together to support the team. Our work aims to continue this civic and communal cohesion even after the game is over. #WeTheNorth

These headlines and more are noted below in this bi-monthly newsletter.

The Pulse


News, reports, and research headlines (Canada and global) related to religious literacy. Follow our Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts for headlines on a regular basis. As a reminder, these headlines do not indicate endorsement but are shared for the purpose of awareness.





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think corner

Religious Literacy Thought Corner

Here are some podcasts, webinars, and books we are following and reading to think bigger these days.


Cultural/Holy days (June and July 2019)

This table describes the dates generally commemorated or observed by many individuals within a community. Some individuals from each community may not adhere to the cultural/holy days themselves. It is not a comprehensive list of cultural/holy days worldwide but a list of those most commonly recognized across parts of Canada.


We wish happiness and/or rejuvenating contemplation to all who may commemorate these cultural/holy days in the coming months.

June 2019


July 2019


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