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Letter: Ramadan reflections 2021

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you1—so perhaps you will become mindful of God. (Qur’an 2:183) The month of Ramadan

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Letter: Give 30 Campaign thanks Kingston for overwhelming support

To the Members of the Kingston community, Monday, August 31, marked the final day of the Give 30 2020 Campaign. This year, the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic causing us to go into lockdown resulted in an early launch to ease the unexpected and increased needs brought to our local

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Community responds to Third Day Worship Centre service videos

Over the past month, members of the Kingston community have taken to social media, attempting to raise awareness of the subject matter being discussed at a local church during their services. Third Day Worship Centre is a non-denominational church, the “flagship church of Third Day Fellowship of Canada and… also

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Ramadan Give 30 Campaign raises $7,500 for Food Bank

The Islamic Centre of Kingston (ISK) is donating $7,500 to the Partners in Mission Food Bank. The money was collected as donations from ISK community members, as part of the annual Give 30 campaign that runs in many communities during the month of Ramadan. Founded in 2012, Give 30 supports

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Kingston mayor denounces Islamophobic social media post

When a social media account purporting to be based in Kingston posted an act of hate seemingly based in Islamophobia over the weekend, local leaders were quick to condemn the act publicly. On Friday, May 8, 2020, a Twitter account, coming from a user purporting to be from or in

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Parents, community members invited to 2019 Safe Spaces Symposium

Vaping, rage, gender identity, race, and reconciliation – these are all topics very current topics, and ones that can be difficult to navigate and discuss. For the Limestone District School Board’s (LDSB) Parent Involvement Committee, that is precisely why those topics were among those chosen to be discussed at their

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Community Foundation celebrates $162,539.24 in grants to local charities

  On Thursday, May 23, 2019 the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CKFA) granted $162,539.24 to 18 local charities to undertake projects that have a direct impact on the communities they serve. Each recipient had the opportunity to speak for 60 seconds about their project and how it will

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Kingston businessman Jimmy Hassan wins Community Builder Award

  Local businessman and community member Jimmy Hassan was awarded the second annual Community Builder Award on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The award, presented by the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, recognizes Hassan’s efforts to promote and celebrate diversity in our community, and his work to inspire civic engagement

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