Across Cultures

Who are we? What can we become?

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This theme looks at ways of living out cultural distinctiveness in Canada.

Me and the Mosque

Me and the Mosque
Filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz behind a partition in the Jami Mosque in downtown Toronto. Me and the Mosque, 2004. © NFB

In North America, many converts to Islam are women, believing that the religion offers social justice and spiritual equality between the sexes. Canadian mosques vary in accessibility for women, with many mosques forcing women to pray behind barriers away from the men. Some bar women from entering altogether.

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