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Oakville’s Syrian Refugees: One Year Update

With all the controversy swirling around the United States regarding the banning of Syrian immigrants, I thought that this would be an excellent time to see how the Syrian Refugees who were sponsored by a coalition of ...

The Al Balkhi family with Peter Goodspeed, Heather Donaldson, Abdul Qayyam Mufti, Sandra Onufryk, Katy Joaquim and the Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes

Flames of Hope: A Christian Perspective

The first Syrian refugee family sponsored by a group in Oakville arrived on the 21st of December. For the interfaith group that sponsored them, it was a wonderful Hanukah-Christmas gift. This is a very Canadian ...

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Come and welcome Oakville’s Interfaith Council’s sponsored Syrian family

We are pleased to announce that Maple Grove United Church is welcoming the Al-Balkhi family from Syria at the 10:30 service on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

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Halton District School Board welcomes Syrian refugees in Oakville

Since December 2015, the Halton District School Board has welcomed 12 Syrian students in Milton, Oakville and Burlington. The Board has been advised an additional 13 students are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. ...

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Oakville 2015: Year in Review

Oakville was a very busy place to live during 2015, from record breaking cold snaps to some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded for December. There was something that inspired or alarmed almost ever person in ...

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What the Birth of Jesus Means Today: A Christian Perspective

There was the little boy who was thrilled to be in the Christmas pageant, until he found out he was to be the innkeeper, who turned away Mary and Joseph. His line was, “NO!” He ...

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A response to Islamaphobia and Trump: A Jewish Perspective

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Muslim. Then they came for the homosexuals, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a homosexual. Then they came ...

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Canada’s Governor General receives a warm Oakville welcome

To a crowd of 650 people at the Oakville Conference Centre on December 15, 2015, the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston made the crown’s complete support of the Canadian ...

Syrian boys, whose family fled their home in Idlib, walk to their tent, at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the village of Atmeh, Syria,

Oakville’s Guide on how you can support Syrian Refugees

The federal government is working with Canadian organizations, private sponsors and all levels of government to help Syrian refugees resettle in Canada.

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Reading the Signs of the Times: A Christian Perspective

The two main characters in the series The Big Bang Theory are theoretical physicists at the California Institute of Technology, and their work revolves around coming up with theories about things no one has ever ...

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