Mobeenuddin Hassan Khaja contributed to peace by fostering understanding between faiths through inter-religious dialogue. #Canada150
Mobeenuddin Hassan Khaja of Gatineau, Quebec, was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2011 for his contributions to promoting peace and cross-cultural understanding between Muslims and other religious and ethnic groups. He founded the Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada (APMC) and the New Canada Movement.
APMC was founded in May 1998 by Mobeen Khaja, his vision was to have an organization with the objective of projecting a positive image about Muslims and promoting core Islamic values of peace, justice, respect, understanding and equality. The organization’s work has appealed to people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The Association’s mandate is to build bridges of understanding among communities and faith groups, and to serve the social, cultural and educational needs of the Muslim Community of Canada. It does so by organizing various events and undertaking projects to raise awareness and encourage dialogue and interaction.