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Monday, October 17, 2011

First multifaith crematorium in UAE to open

Extract: - Aftab Kazmi - ‎Oct 15, 2011‎

Ola Salem, Oct 17, 2011
AL AIN // Ten kilometres west of Hili border port in Al Ain, a multifaith graveyard and crematorium had sat for years, untouched and unused.

The cemetery occupies 40000 square metres and has a facilities building, including a church, a waiting room, and chambers of municipality services. Al Ain: The new crematorium in Al Foah district in Al Ain will shortly be... Continue

The facility included a church, a waiting room, and municipality services chambers and is equipped to allow the people perform their religious rites in accordance with best environmental practises.

The facility comes as a major relief especially to expatriates, who used to struggle due to lack of a place to bury or cremate their loved ones .. continue @ Zee News See also Gulf Today

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More religious pamphlets for government workers

By Tom Godfrey, Toronto Sun
September 27, 2011

TORONTO - Ontario government officials say the success of an employee guide to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has prompted other publications for workers who celebrate Diwali, Christmas and Easter.

A “Ramadan: the Muslim Month of Fasting” guide was issued to 67,000 Ontario government workers last July telling them to be “sensitive” to Muslim co-workers because they are fasting and praying from dusk to dawn.

The document advises managers to provide a safe room for Muslims to pray and that they may require to make more trips to the bathroom to wash before they pray. They are required to pray five times a day.

Jason Wesley, of the Ministry of Government Services, said similar publications have been sent to workers “explaining the significance of the Jewish observances of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.”

Wesley said guides to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali and Christian celebrations of Christmas and Easter are planned for release. continue reading

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