After last week’s attack on a Quebec City mosque left six dead, the St. James United Church invited Imam Mahdi Tarkawi to Sunday’s prayer service.
The aim, according to Reverend Arlen Bonnar, is to show unity in a time of grief.
According to Bonnar, the St. James United Church, has a long history of progressive views and sees today as a turning point in Canada.
Bonnar wants to see more bridges being built between communities once the shock of the attack wears off.
Tarkawi is an Imam at the Alrawdah Mosque in Cartierville and is part of the Muslim Association of Canada which often works with the St. James United Church in cross-cultural events organized by the Montreal City Mission.