The Centre justice et foi participates in the Action Week Against Racism
March 21, 2019 —Racist and Islamophobic hatred has struck again, this time in Christchurch, New Zealand. This massacre is a reminder of the importance of the Action Week Against Racism (21-31 March 2019), of which the Centre justice et foi in Montréal is one of the partners. It will propose several awareness-raising and citizen mobilization activities to combat racism, intolerance and islamophobia:
From March 17 to 30, the travelling exhibition "Quebecers, Muslims and After?" will be at the Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, in partnership with the organization Aminate - Accueil des Immigrants de Terrebonne et Mascouche.
On March 23, the travelling exhibition "Quebecers, Muslims and After? "will be exhibited at Maison Bellarmin as part of a resourcing on the challenges of living together in Quebec, organized jointly by the Friends of the Charles de Foucauld and the Café Floraison.
Centre justice et foi and the Racist and Islamophobic hatred still kills
The armed man who killed nearly 50 Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch had pushed sadism to the point of filming the carnage, and sharing a 74-page manifesto "justifying" the attack. Immediately condemned by Pope Francis and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, this carnage woke up wounds still vivid in our social fabric, the Christchurch terrorist having been inspired by the author of the attack perpetrated against the Great Mosque of Quebec.
The Justice and Faith Centre and the fight against Islamophobia
For several years, the secteur Vivre ensemble (Living Together) of the Centre justice et foi (CJF) has been fighting intolerance and Islamophobia, sometimes through positions on this subject, sometimes through meetings that promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue. The exhibition QuébécoisEs, musulmanEs, et après? is a good example. This photographic exhibition focuses on the professional, spiritual and daily life of our fellow Muslims in order to defuse the clichés and stereotypes associated with these people and their religion. In short, to present Muslims from here in their simplicity, diversity and complexity, giving them back their full human depth.
The CJF also contributes to intercultural dialogue through its tour on Montreal's Muslim diversity. At the end of a guided and animated tour allowing participants to discover certain places associated with the Muslim presence in Montreal, the public is invited to hear the life stories of men and women of the Muslim faith. This helps deconstruct many clichés and stereotypes about Muslims.
The CJF also embodies in its own way the culture of the encounter of which Pope Francis is a strong promoter. In particular through the Islamic-Christian dialogue group Maria'M. Beyond the theological differences, there is a possibility of a truly transcendent friendship, that is, one that is able to ignore it in order to focus on what brings these Christian and Muslim women together. The fight against sexism and patriarchy, for example.
June 1, 2020 — Before our interview, I had beenwas told that Fr. Marc Rizzetto, SJ, was very funny, very deep, and also…very busy... Nothing I learned in the interview that I finally managed to have with him did anything to dispel these rumours.
May 27, 2020 — On Wednesday, 22 April 2020, Erik Oland, Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada, received notice that an outbreak of COVID-19 had been declared at our infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. By Monday, 27 April, five Jesuits had arrived to provide personal care and custodial support.
May 25, 2020 — What was Fr. Nicolás' impact on Canadian Jesuits and the Jesuit Province of Canada? What contributions did he offer to Jesuits around the world? We present here the testimonies of four Jesuits from Canada and an international one.
May 25, 2020 – In two of the more memorable and elegantly simple ceremonies in recent history, Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, ordained 5 deacons and Kevin Kelly, SJ (CAN), to the priesthood.
Father Mike Murray died on 18 May, 2020 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital. He was in his 83rd year and had been a Jesuit for 63 years. He served as the first director of Anishinabe Spiritual Centre. In 2010, was appointed as President of Loyola High School in Montreal.
Father Charlie Sitter died peacefully on May 9 at René Goupil House in Pickering, ON. He was in his 94th years and was a Jesuit for 75 years. He had a passion for books and art and thus, he would serve his various communities as house librarian and artistic decorator.
FX Johnson died on 3 May at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was 93 years old and in his 68th year as a Jesuit. In 1969, he began his long career as a parish priest, hospital chaplain, and pastoral worker and spent a lot of his Jesuit life on the move from one pastoral assignment to another.