Roadmap: 2030; October 25 & 26, 2011; Appel Salon of the Toronto Reference Library

Presenter – Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza, Journalist

Raheel is speaking in “What’s God Got To Do With It” on October 25th.

Author of THEIR JIHAD…NOT MY JIHAD, Raheel Raza is a Canadian award winning writer, professional speaker, diversity consultant and interfaith advocate. Raheel bridges the gap between East and West, promoting cultural and religious diversity for which she has appeared in print and on TV and radio numerous times.

Raheel has been invited to speak locally at places of worship, the private sector, the Justice Department, School Boards and government institutions. In a presentation to Members of Parliament and international diplomats at the House of Commons in Canada, Raheel received a standing ovation for her speech called “Celebrating our Differences”.

Raheel has also spoken internationally at Universities in USA including Harvard & Columbia, Oxford and Cambridge in UK and other forums across Europe.

Raheel has made a documentary film called “Whose Sharia is it anyway?” dealing with the sharia debate in Ontario, Canada.

In her pursuit for human rights, Raheel has spoken at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. She has received many awards for her work on equality including the City of Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award. She is the first Muslim woman in Canada to lead mixed gender prayers.

Raheel runs a Forum for Learning for youth to educate them about the dangers of radicalization and terrorism, and continues to write and speak about the subject. She supports and works with organizations that are fighting against extremism, radicalization and terrorism.
In February 2011 Raheel was invited to speak at various Universities in UK against the rise of hate speech on campus. She also made a presentation to the House of Commons in London, UK

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