Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations

Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations

November 20, 2013 10:55 ET

Launch of Coalition for Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations to Promote Secular Values

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 20, 2013) - Eight Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations are launching a Coalition in Parliament Hill, Ottawa on Thursday evening, Nov 21 where Minister Jason Kenny and Minister Tim Uppal shall be the chief guests. The Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations (CPCMO) is an umbrella for progressive Muslims across Canada who uphold Canadian values especially separation of religion and politics, gender equality, one law for all, freedom of expression and education against radicalization.

CPCMO is a think tank to provide a platform for diverse voices within the Muslim communities of Canada, who are engaged in following the principles and values stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, while understanding the reasons that lead to problems of Muslim radicalization.

CPCMO supports Muslims who recognize that sharia is a time-bound, humanly constructed, legal-political system created in the 9th Century which is at odds with the modern world, and are working towards reform.

CPCMO has been created explicitly to draw upon the talents of experts from within its membership to work upon a variety of challenging issues both locally and globally.

CPCMO has been founded and headed by Ottawa based well known activist, Salma Siddiqui. Sohail Raza and Tahir Aslam Gora are directors of this coalition.

The member organizations are Canadian Thinkers' Forum, Forum for Learning, Islamic Council for Interfaith Harmony, Muslim Committee Against Anti-Semitism, Progressive Muslims Institute Canada, Project Ijtihad, The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and Western Canadian Muslims for democracy.

Media is welcome to attend the event.

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