Statement mourning and condemning the attacks on people of faith in Ottawa

Participants in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation mourn the recent attacks on our sisters and brothers of faith and their Ottawa houses of worship. We strongly condemn the offensive graffiti as hurtful, criminal and counter to Canadian values of inclusivity and acceptance. The national interfaith group, representing over forty participant organizations, upholds the essential role of religion in a pluralized society and actively promotes harmony among people of faith, as well as those who have no religious affiliation, for the sake of the common good. We offer our support and prayers for those most directly impacted.