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by Adedeji Sunday Akintayo, Community Worker, Beaconsfield United Church After 11 months of anxiety, an American jury turned in a guilty verdict on the 2020 killing of George Floyd, an African American by the Police. It found Derek Chauvin, a white officer of the Minneapolis Police Department guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. It marked a conclusion of judicial consequences for a killing that sparked protests in the United States...

***UPDATED 2021-03-31*** In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been affecting Quebec since March 2020, representatives of various religious communities have formed a consensus-building table to develop a common protocol to ensure the protection of their members' health during religious services. In the current context of active community transmission of the virus in the province, any gathering of people can represent a significant risk of outbreak in a group or transmission between...

Montreal, March 29, 2021. The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal (CJDM) will hold its 42nd annual Christian Commemoration of the Shoah online on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 10:00. The host Congregation this year is Montreal West United Church. The service will be available at https://www.mwuc.org/. This event will bring together Jews, Christians, and others to commemorate the six million Jews and one million other victims of the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah (“the...

Thursday March 11, 2021 is being designated as a day to honour the memories of the 10,000 + people who have died in Quebec during the past year as a direct result of COVID-19; real people with names, faces, families, and stories. Communities of faith and individual members of Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council are encouraged to participate in the following events. Government Memorial at 12:00 pm (noon) Communities of faith are invited to place a white rose at the entrance of their...

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY FROM THE QUEBEC INTERFAITH ROUNDTABLE ON THE FOURTH COMMEMORATION OF THE ATTACK ON THE GRAND MOSQUE OF QUEBECFriday 29 January 2021 – On 29 January 2017, Quebec City’s Muslim community was the victim of a targeted act of hateful violence that killed six people and wounded twenty others. Hundreds more continue to live with the trauma inflicted that night at Centre culturel islamique de Québec.Four years later, we continue to honour the memory of the innocent...