News December, 2015

Poll: Christians most deserving of religious freedom protections

By Leah Jessen, WND | The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research’s poll found that 82 percent of Americans believe that religious liberty protections are important for Christians. Sixty-one percent of respondents said religious liberty protections are important for Muslims, “ranking Muslims as the least deserving of the protections.”

B.C. refugee advocate gives voice to youth

By Andrea Woo, Globe and Mail | The Globe’s B.C. bureau is profiling 10 young people aged 20 and under who are doing great things in fields ranging from arts to science to activism. Today, Diego Cardona advocates for immigrant and refugee youth in B.C.

Malaysia’s first Islamic airline takes off

By Globe News | Malaysia’s first Islamic airline, offering flights that adhere to Islamic rules including prayers, no-alcohol, no-pork meals, and a strict dress code for Muslim female flight attendants took to the skies over the weekend.

Ottawa to modify immigration loan program to lighten refugee debt load

By Mike Hager, Globe and Mail | Ottawa will adjust its immigration loan program to ensure government-sponsored refugees receive more help covering the cost of medical exams and flights to resettle here without being indebted for years – a change made amid criticism that Canada is the only country in the world to charge interest … Continued