The madness has found its way here...
I invite you to join me in prayers of mourning in these days that follow the planned assassinations of innocent people at prayer. Join me in praying for the Muslim community in Québec City, here in Deep River, and in every Muslim community cross Canada as they pray for the six men who were shot and killed, the many injured, and for those families who contend with the grief of losing loved ones and friends as a result of the horrible consequences of such SENSELESS VIOLENCE.
This is what has found its way here to the shores of our country. But something that has been here much longer must not be eclipsed, and it must not only endure, it must continue to thrive: our common and earnest desire as Muslims and Christians to live the life of peace which both the Qur’an and the Bible call us to embody and sustain in prayer.
If we remain silent, if our prayers do not rise together as the children of Abraham and Sarah, then our silence will only contribute to the inertia which engenders these heinous crimes. Please join me in praying for the peace which I believe can only be achieved and sustained nonviolently.