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In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017

From the creeping influence of Christian fundamentalism in our public institutions to the mainstreaming of hate in our politics, here are the stories that forced Canadians to question whether it can happen here too

Illustration by Benoit Tardif
A very Muslim Christmas
  How my family brought together two holidays and found belonging By Hana Shafi
Why I Pray
  How I still find meaning in prayer during an era where it's often watered down—or used as an emotional weapon By Michael Coren
How Naheed Nenshi's Tense Re-election Forces Us to Confront Canadian Racism
  The world’s best mayor won a third term this week—but we should pay more attention to how he almost lost By Jeremy Klaszus
It's Been a Tough Summer to Be a Jew
  With Nazism on the rise in North America, I’ve never felt more targeted—or more scared By Joshua Ostroff
When It Comes to White Supremacy, Historians Can't Stand on the Sidelines
  Scholars must tell the truth about our past—and that doesn’t stop with Confederation By Melissa Gismondi/a>
Inside the Controversial US Evangelical Movement Targeting Indigenous People
  How modern-day apostles and prophets are waging spiritual warfare in the North By Joel Barde, photography by Mike Deal
Thirty-five Million Canadians Are Not Enough
  A nation founded on immigration and diversity? Not quite. How Canada’s closed borders wrecked the country’s development By Doug Saunders
I'm Not Your Kind of Muslim
  Growing up, Western culture told me I could only fit in by abandoning my values. I’ve since stopped apologizing for practicing my faith in my own way By Fatima Syed
Among the Hasidim
  Did resenting my ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbours make me a bad multiculturalist? By Joseph Rosen, illustration by Tine Modeweg-Hansen
The Canadian Narrative about Slavery Is Wrong
Casting ourselves as the “saviours” of African American fugitives fits neatly into our national identity. But this country, too, was founded on exploitation By Charmaine Nelson
A Multicultural Ideal, and a Difficult Reality
  As the Muslim daughter of immigrants, I have looked in the mirror more than once and wondered if I belong By Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif
How a White Mom Teaches Her Black Son To Stay Alive in America
  Educating my son about hatred has taught us both painful lessons about racism By Stormy Stipe, illustrated by Chelsea Charles
From the creeping influence of Christian fundamentalism in our public institutions to the mainstreaming of hate in our politics, here are the stories that forced Canadians to question whether it can happen here too

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Day 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7| 6 | 5 | 4| 3 | 2 | 1

In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017



From the creeping influence of Christian fundamentalism in our public institutions to the mainstreaming of hate in our politics, here are the stories that forced Canadians to question whether it can happen here too

Illustration by Benoit Tardif

A very Muslim Christmas

 
How my family brought together two holidays and found belonging
By Hana Shafi

Why I Pray

 
How I still find meaning in prayer during an era where it’s often watered down—or used as an emotional weapon
By Michael Coren

How Naheed Nenshi’s Tense Re-election Forces Us to Confront Canadian Racism

 
The world’s best mayor won a third term this week—but we should pay more attention to how he almost lost
By Jeremy Klaszus

It’s Been a Tough Summer to Be a Jew

 
With Nazism on the rise in North America, I’ve never felt more targeted—or more scared
By Joshua Ostroff

When It Comes to White Supremacy, Historians Can’t Stand on the Sidelines

 
Scholars must tell the truth about our past—and that doesn’t stop with Confederation
By Melissa Gismondi/a>

Inside the Controversial US Evangelical Movement Targeting Indigenous People

 
How modern-day apostles and prophets are waging spiritual warfare in the North
By Joel Barde, photography by Mike Deal

Thirty-five Million Canadians Are Not Enough

 
A nation founded on immigration and diversity? Not quite. How Canada’s closed borders wrecked the country’s development
By Doug Saunders

I’m Not Your Kind of Muslim

 
Growing up, Western culture told me I could only fit in by abandoning my values. I’ve since stopped apologizing for practicing my faith in my own way
By Fatima Syed

Among the Hasidim

 
Did resenting my ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbours make me a bad multiculturalist?
By Joseph Rosen, illustration by Tine Modeweg-Hansen

The Canadian Narrative about Slavery Is Wrong

Casting ourselves as the “saviours” of African American fugitives fits neatly into our national identity. But this country, too, was founded on exploitation
By Charmaine Nelson

A Multicultural Ideal, and a Difficult Reality

 
As the Muslim daughter of immigrants, I have looked in the mirror more than once and wondered if I belong
By Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif

How a White Mom Teaches Her Black Son To Stay Alive in America

 
Educating my son about hatred has taught us both painful lessons about racism
By Stormy Stipe, illustrated by Chelsea Charles

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