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2015


Below are the team members' news media archives for 2015. The list includes news articles written by team members and/or opinions provided by team members to the media. Whenever possible, and where still available, the link to the article or interview is included. Click on a team member's name to consult related media coverage.



2015 - In the News


Amiraux, Valérie Johnson. Rebecca
Bakht, Natasha Knott, Kim
Beaman, Lori G. 
Laliberté, André
Berger, Benjamin Lefebvre, Solange
Boisvert, Donald Moon, Richard
Bouma, Gary Nason-Clark, Nancy
Bramdat, Paul
Palmer, Susan
Brodeur, Patrice Reimer, Samuel
Eisenberg, Avigail Ryder, Bruce
Emon, Anver Wilkinson, Michael
Fournier, Pascale Woodhead, Linda
Gaudreault-DesBiens, Jean-François       Religion and Diversity Project
Guénif-Souilamas, Nacira



Amiraux, Valérie


Novembre 24, 2015 ♦ Valérie Amiraux was interviewed by David Penven for an article entitled "Terrorisme : « Les victimes musulmanes sont beaucoup plus nombreuses »" published in Le Reflet.

January 8, 2015 ♦ Valérie Amiraux was interviewed for a CBC Newsarticle entitled "Charlie Hebdo Paris shooting may deepen 'normalized Islamophobia" written by Matt Kwong. 


January 16, 2015 ♦ Valérie Amiraux was interviewed by Simon Kuper of FT Magazine  for an article entitled "Can Parisians all get along?" 



Bakht, Natasha 


October 6, 2015 ♦ Natasha Bakht was interviewed by CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning Today about "The niqab and the vote."


October 2, 2015 ♦ Eric Andrew-Gee interviewed Natasha Bakht for his article "Conservatives vow to establish 'barbaric cultural practices' tip line" in The Globe and Mail

September 26, 2015 ♦ Natasha Bakht wrote an article as a guest columnist entitled "Wearing a niqab isn't 'anti-women'" that was published in the Ottawa Sun

September 23, 2015Natasha Bakht wrote an article entitled "What Canadians can learn from niqab-wearing women" that was published on the TVO website. 

September 16, 2015 ♦ Natasha Bakht was interviewed by Marci Ien onCTV's Canada AM on the topic of "Niqabs allowed for Citizenship Ceremonies."

February 17, 2015 ♦ Natasha Bakht co-signed the "Open letter to Parliament: Amend C-51 or kill it" published in the National Post



Beaman, Lori G. 

July 29, 2015 ♦ Lori G. Beaman was mentioned in an article in the St. John's Telegraph entitled "Research examines Muslims’ experiences in Canada" by Krista Davidson.



Berger, Benjamin


December 17, 2016 ♦ Benjamin Berger was interviewed by Samantha Craggs of CBC News for an article entitled "Grieving family trying to ban 'victim blaming' murder defence."


November 30, 2015 ♦ Ted Flett of the Canadian Lawyer Magazine interviewed Benjamin Berger for the article "Are we doing enough to optimize the student body’s mental health?".


November 6, 2015 ♦ Benjamin Berger was interviewed by Sean Fine of The Globe and Mail for the article "Stephen Harper’s accidental legal legacy."

October 5, 2015 ♦ Benjamin Berger was interviewed by Alyshah Hasham of The Star for the article "Justice is blind when it comes to Canadian jury selection". 

September 15, 2015 ♦ Tom Harpur of the St. Catharines Standard interviewed Benjamin Berger for an article entitled "Criminal justice not that just, or humane."

April 15, 2015 ♦ Benjamin Berger was interviewed for a Global News article entitled "Could court decision barring prayer from Quebec council affect parliament?" by James Armstrong.

April 14, 2015 ♦ The Globe and Mail's Sean Fine interviewed Benjamin Berger for an article entitled "Supreme Court to rule on mandatory minimum jail terms for gun possession."


March 31, 2015 ♦ Benjamin Berger was interviewed by James Armstrong of Global News for an article entitled "Unlikely Indiana-style religious freedom law could make it in Canada."

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Boisvert, Donald 


April 13, 2015 ♦ Donald Boisvert was interviewed for a National Postarticle entitled "Pope's genocide comments unacceptable, Turkey says" by Joseph Brean.


April 12, 2015 ♦ Joseph Brean of the National Post interviewed Donald Boisvert for the article "Pope Francis enrages Turkey by declaring that slaughter of Armenians was a genocide."




Bouma, Gary


October 18, 2015 ♦ Gary Bouma wrote and article entitled "Geert Wilders' brand of Islamophobia won’t find an audience in Australia" forThe Conversation

September 25, 2015 ♦ Gary Bouma was cited in an article by Michael Safi published in the Guardian Australia entitled "Anti-radicalisation kit never meant for use in schools, says key author."

August 27, 2015 ♦ Geoff Hutchison interviewed Gary Bouma on the 720 ABC Perth Mornings Program about the Census and the Religion Box. 

August 25, 2015 ♦ Gary Bouma was cited in an article by Jane Gilmore of the Women's Agenda entitled "Victorian schools replace religious instruction with domestic violence prevention."

June 21, 2015 ♦ Gary Bouma was mentioned in an article by Farrah Tomazin in The Age entitled "Victoria calls in experts as it grapples with radicalised youth."

May 30, 2015 ♦ Gary Bouma was interviewed by Rick Morton of The Australian for an article entitled "In Muslim Australia, there’s divide and no respected rule."



Bramadat, Paul 


April 11, 2015 ♦ Paul Bramadat was cited in an article by John Longhurst entitled "Some hope on religious horizon" published in the Winnipeg Free Press.


April 4, 2015 ♦ Paul Bramadat was cited in a Bahá'í World News Service article entitled "Symposium reframes dialogue on secular society, religion, and the common good."

March 9, 2015 ♦ Paul Bramadat was mentioned in a Vancouver Sunarticle entitled "Canada's 'Ambassador of Religious Freedom' in Vancouver March 23" written by Douglas Todd.



Brodeur, Patrice


September 21, 2015 ♦ Patrice Brodeur was interviewed  for an article by PR Newswire entitled "KAICIID Peace Map Links Interreligious Dialogue and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."



Eisenberg, Avigail


October 8, 2015 ♦ Avigail Eisenberg co-wrote an open letter with Colin Macleod, Jocelyn Maclure, and Daniel Weinstock entitled "Fear-mongering shows contempt for a politics of mutual respect" that was published in the Ottawa Citizen

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Emon, Anver


November 18, 2015 ♦ Anver Emon was interviewed by Adrian Humphrey of the National Post for the article "The Sunni-Shia split at the heart of regional conflict in the middle east explained."

July 9, 2015 ♦ Anver Emon was cited in an article by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd published in the Washington Post entitled "How international relations got religion, and got it wrong."

May 13, 2015 ♦ Anver Emon wrote an article entitled "Islamic Law and Private International Law: The Case of International Child Abduction" for The American Muslim (TAM). 



Fournier, Pascale

 
August 5, 2015 ♦ Pascale Fournier was mentioned in an article in the Droit-Inc Québec entitled "Qui sont les avocats les plus influents?" written by Emeline Magnier.



Gaudreault-DesBiens, Jean-François


May 21, 2015 ♦ Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens was interviewed for a National Post article entitled "Experts agree: Canada is a real country (and Pierre Karl Péladeau is wrong)" by Douglas Quan. 


April 29, 2015 ♦ An article on Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens entitled "Un nouveau doyen à la Faculté de droit de l'UdeM" was written by Céline Gobert and published in the DROIT-INC


March 26, 2015 ♦ Sean Fine of The Globe and Mail interviewed Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens for an article entitled "Supreme Court to rule on Quebec’s bid to keep gun registry records."


March 23, 2015 ♦ Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens was inter-viewed for a DROIT-INC article entitled "Gym réservé aux femmes: McGill rejette la demande de deux étudiants."



Guénif-Souilamas, Nacira


November 18, 2015 ♦ Nacira Guénif-Souilamas was interviewed by Le PointAfrique for an article entitled "Nappy - 'Afro !' : quand Rokhaya Diallo interroge le cheveu."


June 15, 2015 ♦ Christine Delphy of the 50.50 Incluvsie Democracy cited Nacira Guénif-Souilamas in her article entitled "Race, caste and gender in France."

April 23, 2015 ♦ Nacira Guénif-Souilamas was interviewed by Elise Lambert of francetvinfo for an article entitled "Comment le 'check' s'est imposé dans la vie de tous les jours."

March 12, 2015 ♦ An article on Nacira Guénif-Souilamas' reaction to the proposal to ban headscarves in university entitled "La laïcité est devenue une arme de guerre" was written by Denis Sieffert and published on Politis.fr

January 31, 2015 ♦ Nacira Guénif-Souilamas was cited in an article on the Mondialisation.ca website entitled "La prise en otage des enseignants ou l’instrumentalisation de l’école publique" written by Saïd Bouamana. 

January 26, 2015 ♦ An article entitled "How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: A Statement by French Social Scientists of Arab and African Origin Following the Paris Attacks" by Nacira Guenif-Souilamas, Abdellali Hajjat, Marwan Mohammed et al. was published by Truthout

January 23, 2015 ♦ Nacira Guénif-Souilamas was cited in an article on L'Obs website entitled " Carte scolaire, djihadistes, internet... Ce qu'on a retenu de DPDA."



Johnson, Rebecca


December 15, 2015 ♦ Rebecca Johnson was interviewed by Simona Chiose for an article entitled "Law schools across Canada debate how to enact TRC recommendations" published in The Globe and Mail

August 10, 2015 ♦ Rebecca Johnson was interviewed by Anastasiya Jogal of Canadian Lawyer Magazine for the article "Blogging for truth and reconciliation: Overcoming fear of the past key to creating a better teaching and learning environment."



Knott, Kim


June 15, 2015 ♦ Kim Knott wrote an article entitled "Dewsbury case reminds us we have much to learn about extremism spreads" for The Conversation



Laliberté, André


October 29, 2015 ♦ André Laliberté was interviewed by Jillian Kestler-D’Amours of The Star for the article "5 key questions answered about China’s one-child policy."

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Lefebvre, Solange


October 27, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre was interviewed by Marie-Ève Tremblay of Radio-Canada for an article entitled "Des bénévoles religieux dans une école publique de Montréal." The televised interview was aired on the Téléjournal

April 24, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre was mentioned in an article about the Quebec documentary "L'Heureux naufrage" published in Ouest France. 

April 18, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre was interviewed by Radio-Canada's Michel Lacombe on the Supreme Court's decision on the State's neutrality. 

April 15, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre gave an interview to Richard Courchesne of Radio KYK 95,7, Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.
April 3, 2015 ♦ Isabelle Maréchal of the COGECO 98,5 radio station interviewed Solange Lefebvre on the subject of religious practice in Quebec.
April 3, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre was interviewed by JE TVA's Mélanie Bergeron on the places of worship in Montréal-Nord.

April 9, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre wrote an article for La Presse entitled "Où est le problème?" on the programme d'éthique et de culture religieuse (ECR).

February 1, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre gave an interview to Martin Labrosse of Radio-Canada's RDI Matin Weekend on the controversy surrounding Imam Chaoui. 

January 23, 2015 ♦ Solange Lefebvre was interviewed by Isabelle Maréchal about the Charte de la laïcité on the radio station COGECO 98,5.



Moon, Richard


May 16, 2015 ♦ Ben Spurr of the Toronto Star interviewed Richard Moon for an article entitled "Beach residents decry 'offensive' newsletter."

May 11, 2015Richard Moon was interviewd by Amanda Connolly of iPolitics for an article entitled "Why did Blaney's department cite hate speech laws to fight Israel boycotts?"

April 13, 2015 ♦ Richard Moon wrote an article entitled "Why Indiana's 'anti-gay' law might sound familiar" for the National Post. 

March 17, 2015 ♦ Richard Moon wrote an article entitled "The government is sure to lose its appeal in the citizenship oath-niqab case. Maybe that’s the point" that was published in the National Post


February 17, 2015 ♦ Richard Moon co-signed the "Open letter to Parliament: Amend C-51 or kill it" published in the National Post



Nason-Clark, Nancy


June 12, 2015 ♦ Herb Scribner of the Deseret News interviewed Nancy Nason-Clark for the article entitled "The 'holy hush' that's plaguing churches right now."

June 12, 2015 ♦ Nancy Nason-Clark was interviewed for a CBC Newsarticle entitled "Some church leaders fail to deal with domestic violence, says prof." 

March 13, 2015 ♦ Nancy Nason-Clark wrote a blog entry for the Oxford University Press's blog entitled "It’s never too late to change."



Palmer, Susan


July 12, 2015 ♦ Susan J. Palmer  was mentioned in an article by François-Xavier Bauduin in L'Obs entitled "Dieudonné, nouveau "guide honoraire" de Raël : c'est logique. Ils ont beaucoup en commun." 


March 16, 2015 ♦ Susan J. Palmer was interviewed for a McGill Daily article entitled "Reconceptualizing Higher Power(s): Exploring new religious movements in Quebec" written by Yasmine Mosimann.  



Reimer, Samuel


December 26, 2015 ♦ John Longhurst of the Winnipeg Free Press interviewed Samuel Reimer for the article "

Gay marriage, pope left marks on '15."



August 31, 2015 ♦ Samuel Reimer was interviewed by Faith Today on his research with Michael Wilkinson that was recently released in their book A Culture of Faith: Evangelical Congregations in Canada. 

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Ryder, Bruce


October 12, 2015 ♦ Bruce Ryder was interviewed by John Ibbitson of the Globe and Mail for the article "Governor-General could play key role if election ends with hung Parliament."


July 21, 2015 ♦ Sean Fine, Justice Writer for The Globe and Mail, interviewed Bruce Ryder for an article entitled "Two rights groups launch Charter challenge of Bill C-51."

May 11, 2015 ♦ Bruce Ryder was interviewed by CBC's Stephen Quinn about the BDS outlawed in Canada (1:27:20).


April 24, 2015 ♦ Bruce Ryder was interviewed by La Presse for the article "Des douaniers canadiens ont fouillé à nu 48 étudiants en 2011."

February 17, 2015 ♦Bruce Ryder co-signed the "Open letter to Parliament: Amend C-51 or kill it" published in the National Post



Wilkinson, Michael


September 8, 2015 ♦ Michael Wilkinson wrote an entry for the Faith Today Blog entitled "Why Do Evangelical Churches Do Better in Today's Canada?"



Woodhead, Linda


December 2, 2015 ♦ Brian Grim and Linda Woodhead wrote an article entitled "Can religion make economic growth more fair?" published on the World Economic Forum website. 


November 29, 2015 ♦ Marc van Dijk of the de Verdieping Trouwinterviewed Linda Woodhead for the article "De neiging tot extremisme zit in alle religies."


November 17, 2015 ♦ Linda Woodhead was interviewed by Adi Bloom of TES for the article entitled "Catholic schools more ethnically diverse than others, figures show."

September 4, 2015 ♦ Linda Woodhead was interviewed by 

August 16, 2015 ♦ Emine Saner of the South China Morning Post interviewed Linda Woodhead for an article  entitled "Wales considers a more philosophical approach to teaching religion."


July 22, 2015 ♦ Linda Woodhead was interviewed for an BBC News article by entitled "What difference are women bishops making?"


July 11, 2015 ♦ An article on the "New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools" report by Charles Clarke and Linda Woodhead entitled "Former UK's education secretary calls for the reform of purely religious education in schools" was published by World Religious News


June 5, 2015 ♦ Linda Woodhead was interviewed by Ruth Gledhill of the Christian Today for the article "Church of England bans lobby groups from interfering over women bishops."


May 25, 2015 ♦ The BBC NewsIs the UK still a Christian country?"

April 10, 2015 ♦ John Bingham of The Telegraph interviewed Linda Woodhead for the article "Anglicans almost twice as likely to vote Conservative."

March 20, 2015 ♦ Linda Woodhead was interviewed by Ruth Gledhill of the Christian Today for the article "Church of England's £100m recruitment plan faces criticism."

February 13, 2015 ♦ Linda Woodhead was cited in a Financial Times article entitled "Anglican clerics grapple with controversy surrounding Lord Green" written by Barney Thompson.

January 23, 2015 ♦ An article on Linda Woodhead's research entitled "Linda Woodhead: Plans for CofE shake up are wrongly focused" was written by Ruth Gledhill and published in the Christian Today



Religion and Diversity Project 


Spring 2015 ♦ Alan Morantz wrote an article about the Religion and Diversity Project entitled "Faith in all Fairness" that was published in the University of Ottawa's Research Perspectives journal. 

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