Red Deer will be one of the many cities across Canada where Muslim youth will go knocking door-to-door on Sunday to “build bridges” and create awareness about the teachings of Islam.
Youth will canvas 65 communities and speak about Islam, as well as answer questions.
The national Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is undertaking the campaign to help break down misconceptions.
The youth group said that it is launching the national program, titled Islam Understood, “”in light of the recent rise in the anti-Islamic rhetoric both in Canada and abroad.”
“Recent shifts in the political climate and the increasing controversy surrounding Islam and Muslims in the west has created misunderstandings about Islam and a growing apprehension of Muslims.
While some Canadians have engaged their Muslim friends and neighbours, others have become distanced, the group said.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a nonprofit, charitable religious organization with 86 chapters in Canada. Its members believe in the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who purpose was to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace.