Category: Blog

What is Ramadan? Explaining Ramadan to Non-Muslims

By Adham Most people know that Ramadan is a time of fasting for Muslims around the world. But what do most non-Muslims know beyond that? Not much, it turns out! Here, we explain some of the important practices and beliefs around this holy month. Fasting: Muslim fasting is a total abstention from eating, drinking, and […]

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CIES Attends 2018 Asian Heritage Month Kick-Off

In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration that designated May as the official Asian Heritage Month. This month gives communities the chance to acknowledge and celebrate the long history of Asian Canadians and the unique cultures and contributions they’ve brought to Canada. Today, CIES was proud to attend the Asian Heritage […]

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CIES joins Calgary Learns in A Time to Celebrate and Share Learning

CIES was pleased to join partners from around the community at Fort Calgary this morning for the Calgary Learns Cracker Barrels event. Organizations that work closely in adult foundational learning were invited to join the relaxed meet-and-greet session, where they were encouraged to share their experiences with one another. CIES’ Reading Room program, a recipient […]

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