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multicoloured hands raisedAn interfaith dialogue to dispel myths about Islam is sponsored by Windsor Law and the Windsor Islamic Council.

Interfaith forum to fight Islamophobia

Myths that feed prejudice against Canada’s Muslim community pose a threat to the very fabric of society, says law professor Julie Macfarlane.

She hopes to address the rise in Islamophobia through an interfaith forum she will chair Wednesday, April 5. “Dispelling myths through dialogue” will feature expert faith-based speakers, community leaders, and academics.

“The goal is to open up an honest discussion about the roots of the problem, the lack of knowledge and the myths leading to this troubling phenomenon,” says Dr. Macfarlane.

Presenters include nursing professor Maher El-Masri, Imam Yousef Wahb, Rev. Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes, and Rabbi Jeffrey Ableser. The free public event begins at 6 p.m. in Windsor Law’s Moot Court.