Recent stories in our local paper, The Telegram

The St. John's Muslim Community Says Farewell to Mahmoud Haddara and Faiza Ennany

We thank-you for this friendship
The Telegram – June 26, 2010

This short article covers farewell activities related to the departure of Dr. Mahmoud Haddara and Dr. Faiza Enanny, long-time spokespeople in the province's Muslim and ecumenical communities. As imam and longtime volunteer of the Al-Noor mosque, the couple were instrumental in its initial construction. They lived and worked at Memorial University and the Marine Institute for 24 years and are moving to Ontario to be closer to their children in their retirement.

A Local Couple Marry in a Buddhist Ceremony

The Telegram – March 27, 2010

This article chronicles the relationship of two local members of the Shambala Meditation Group in St. John's. Given the group's importance in their lives, the couple chose to be married by their teacher in their religious community. The groom describes some of the challenges he faced in obtaining a marriage certificate.

Letter to the Editor Highlights Three Different Jewish Communities in St. John's

Another-option-for-faith The Telegram – September 12, 2009

This letter to the editor highlights the three active Jewish communities in St. John's, the Beth El Synagogue, the Jewish Community Havura, and the Mishkan HaLev (Temple of the Heart).

Play, "Trial of God," Opens at the Rooms

Trial of God poses questions debates faith The Telegram – August 22, 2009

This article chronicles the Jewish Community Havara who put on a one-time play reading of "Trial of God" at the Rooms. The play is an adaptation of Elie Wiesel's 1977 novel. One member of the community, Arnold Bennett, estimates there are approximately 75 practicing Jews in the province.

The Religious Social Action Coalition Active in Local Politics

Religious-coalition-calls-on-candidates-to-make-pledge-on-poverty The Telegram – August 19, 2008

Please see the link below for this story about the Religious Social Action Coalition and their petition to political candidates to work to abolish poverty in the province. Reverend John Duff, a retired Presbyterian minister, along with Salvation Army Maj. Marlene George, Mercy Sister Mary Tee, former Muslim Association president Mahmoud Haddara, Hindu Temple past chair Veeresh Gadag, former head of the United Church in Canada Very Rev. Marion Pardy, Jewish Community Havura founding member Arnold Bennett and Anglican Ecumenical officer Robin Barrett signed a letter to candidates.