Conversation Participants Respond to Quebec Mosque Shooting

Responses to acts of hatred are stronger when they are issued together with others. Read how Conversation Participants are responding to Sunday's shootings at the Centre cultural islamique du Quebec that tragically claimed the lives of six people.

Anglican Church of Canada: "In a mosque in Ste-Foy in the City of Québec full of devout Muslims gathered for Evening Prayer, their chanting was shattered by the crack of gunfire ... " READ MORE

Baha’i Community of Canada: "In response to reports that gunmen opened fire in a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec ... " READ MORE

Centre canadien d'oecuménisme/Canadian Centre for Ecumenism: "The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism (CCE) ... express their deepest condolences to the victims and their families of the attacks on the Centre culturel Islamique de Quebec City ... " READ MORE

Canadian Council of Churches: "It is with great shock and sadness ... " READ MORE / Le Conseil Canadien des Églises: « Nous partageons votre deuil. Nous sommes avec vous ... » PLUS

Canadian Council of Imams: "The Canadian Council of Imams is grieved and shocked at tonight’s senseless killings of worshipers at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec in Quebec City ... " READ MORE

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: "We express our deep sorrow and condemnation for the tragic shooting of our brothers in worship at the Quebec City mosque ... " READ MORE / l’Église de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours: « Nous tenons à exprimer notre plus grande tristesse et notre réprobation au sujet de la fusillade qui a touché nos frères pendant la prière à la mosquée de Québec ... » PLUS

CIJA: "Last night’s deadly attack on the mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is horrifying and repugnant ... " READ MORE

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada: "The EFC condemns the act of terror against those attending prayers ... " READ MORE (le français suit) 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada: "Our hearts and prayers reach out to the families of those who were killed, those who were hurt, their families, and all who feel the impact of this terrible act of violence ... " READ MORE

Manitoba Multifaith Council: "It has been a very difficult weekend ..." READ MORE

Toronto Board of Rabbis: "Last night the Canadian Citizens and residents of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec, were attacked and a number were brutally murdered ... " READ MORE

United Church of Canada: "Our hearts overflow with sorrow for the victims of the shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec last night ... " READ MORE / L’Église Unie du Canada: « Nous ressentons une tristesse indicible à l’endroit des victimes de la fusillade d’hier soir, au Centre culturel islamique de Québec ... » PLUS

Read more statements from groups beyond those that are Conversation Participants:

B'nai Brith: "As a human rights organization, we denounce last night’s act of terrorism ... " READ MORE

The Canadian Rabbinic Caucus: "We were horrified by the news of the shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec ... " READ MORE

Canadian Religious Conference: "The Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) wishes to express its deep sadness and distress ... " READ MORE

Citizens for Public Justice: "Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) expressed solidarity with the Muslim community of Quebec City in the wake of the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre ... " READ MORE

International Dialogue Institute (IDI) GTA: "As members of Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) GTA, we believe that peoples of the world can and should learn to live together in peace, respecting each other's differences ... "  READ MORE

Multifaith Action Society of BC: "The Multifaith Action Society unequivocally condemns the senseless act of violence and hatred that claimed the lives of six Muslim-Canadians this past Sunday at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec ... " READ MORE

Muslim-Catholic Student/Young Adult Dialogue - "The Muslim-Catholic Student/Young Adult Dialogue condemns the violent acts perpetrated against Muslims while at prayer in a Quebec City mosque ... " READ MORE

National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the injured, and their families at the Quebec City mosque ... " READ MORE

Scarboro Missions: "We  are shocked and saddened by the horrible attack on members of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec ... " READ MORE

Toronto Area Interfaith Council: "The Toronto Area Interfaith Council fully condemns the killing of innocent Muslims, while at prayer, in a Quebec mosque this week ... " READ MORE

Winnipeg Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue Group: "The four co-founders of the Winnipeg Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue Group ... " READ MORE