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Resident Scholar

Mohamad Jebara

Chief Imam/Resident Scholar

Imam Mohamad Jebara serves as Chief Imam and Resident Scholar at the Cordova Spiritual Education Center.  Imam Jebara is an avid promoter of social responsibility and universal values. Through the Cordova Center he seeks to establish love, harmony, friendship and understanding through interfaith/intercultural outreach, social responsibility and education. In addition to his unique intellectual accomplishments, having authored 105 academic books, and lectured at prestigious universities around the world, Imam Jebara is a skilled artist, and an outdoor enthusiast; who enjoys, skiing, skating, hiking, among many others.

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Cycling Cleric

In September 2014, Imam Jebara made history, as the Cycling Cleric, being the first cleric in history to cycle and roller-blade for health, from Ottawa to Quebec City. He is a Patron of  Trillium Gift of Life Network, and on June 5th, 2015 completed a535km bike tour from Ottawa to Toronto, which served to raise awareness about the dire need for organ and tissue donation, and to encourage Ontarians to register their consent as organ donors. The Imam issued a challenge to Ottawa Clergy to cycle in October 2015 to tackle the affordable housing crisis. In partnership with the United Way, Imam Jebara will be cycling in May 2016 to raise awareness about the importance of poverty prevention among children, with a message of empowering youth to achieve their greatest potential.

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Reformation

Imam Jebara is an avid writer and reformer, regularly contributing to local and international papers.  Here are some of his articles:

http://ottawacitizen.com/author/mohamad-jebara

http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/10/10/islam-must-be-separated-from-the-niqab-issue

http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/10/18/the-delusion-of-an-isalmic-state

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/dear-john-maguire-canada-has-made-me-a-better-muslim/article22082507/