Primarily Jews play a major role in refugee settlement in Canada

Faith communities in Canada tend to play a larger role in resettling refugees than they do in many other countries, Globe and Mail international affairs columnist Doug Saunders told a Feb. 5 event on the interfaith response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

In honour of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Intercultural Dialogue Institute of the Greater Toronto Area in collaboration with Congregation Darchei Noam, Toronto’s Reconstructionist synagogue, presented a panel on efforts by Toronto’s Jewish, Muslim and Catholic communities to sponsor and help refugees – particularly from Syria – integrate into Canadian society.


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