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Give 30 Campaign thanks Kingston for overwhelming support of Partners in Mission Food Bank

To the Members of the Kingston community,   We have come to the end of another Give 30 Campaign in Kingston. August 31 marked our final day of this year’s campaign, which launched with the beginning of Ramadan in April and extended through the summer. For the past 18 months,

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Letter: We’re all in this together – even when we have to be apart

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. We are all in this together. It has become the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, recited by every level of government, from the top down. And it is

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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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Muslim community petitions for mosque bus stop

Members of Kingston’s Muslim community have launched an online petition asking Kingston Transit to commit to providing the city’s only mosque with a bus stop.  “It’s been [many] years, and we need that bus stop,” said Sawsan Mohammed, an advocate appointed by the Islamic Society of Kingston (ISK) to spearhead

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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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Kingston Muslim community leaders encourage support for local food bank

By the calendar, Ramadan is set to begin this year on Thursday, Apr. 23. On a typical year, the beginning of Ramadan would also mark the kick off an international campaign of locally-based charitable giving by an organization called Give 30. The Muslim community in Kingston is an active part

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