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Dear Friends,

Yesterday we were blessed to gather together in prayer and to spend time in conversation with the Imam of Masjid Al-Iman, the mosque just a few blocks away on Quadra Street. Yesterday evening while devout Muslims gathered to pray in a mosque in Quebec City, their prayers were shattered by gunfire that left six people dead, many others injured, and a community and nation shocked and horrified.

This morning, I contacted Sheikh Ismail Nur, the Imam at Masjid Al-Iman, to send our thanks for his presence yesterday and to offer assurances of our continued support and solidarity in light of last evening’s events. Tomorrow morning there will be a vigil to honour the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting and to demonstrate our support for the local Muslim community. If you are able, please consider attending.

When: January 31, 2017 at 11 a.m.  
Where: Victoria City Hall Flag Pole

Please keep our Muslim brothers and sisters in your prayers and continue to pray for peace in our country and in our world.

Gillian+
The Reverend Gillian Hoyer
Assistant Curate

The Church of St John the Divine 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2L5
Phone: 250-383-7169 (Ext. 230)
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