Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) is pleased to endorse the National Council of Canadian Muslims’ Charter for Inclusive Communities.
We are deeply concerned by Islamophobia in Canada, as discussed in our 2015 statement Quakers appalled at growing Islamophobia.
We are very encouraged by the work that the National Council of Canadian Muslims is undertaking to build healthy relationships of trust and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in Canada, and to counter the rise of Islamophobia. As the Charter notes, “Islamophobia like all other forms of racism, hate, xenophobia, and bigotry, has no place in Canadian society.”
We encourage individuals and organizations to consider acting as proposed by the Charter and endorsing it.