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:

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  • 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.
  • On March 26th will be held the Launch of the collection Racism, exclusion and pluralism (french), at the Centre justice et foi.
  • On March 30, the third edition of the Discover Montreal's Muslim Diversity tour will be held in partnership with Montréal Explorations.

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.





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May 16, 2019 — The magazines Relations and Au cœur du monde have just launched their new editions. These have us travlling to various places leading us to view the world in a critical and contemplative manner.

May 16, 2019 — From May 1 to 3, dozens of Directors of Apostolates gathered at the Villa St. Martin retreat centre in Montreal. They began to reflect about that very same question: how to start appropriating the UAP in our local Canadian contexts.

May 16, 2019 — The Jesuit Curia in Rome has just published a set of resources entitled: “Praying with the Preferences”, which provides seven documents to enable the reader not only to pray but to enter more deeply into the journey of renewal and conversion offered by the UAP.

May 9, 2019 — On May 7, the founder of L'Arche, Jean Vanier, passed away in Paris. This “giant of God’s kindness,” as the Vatican stated, touched the heart, among others, of several Canadian Jesuits.

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