Montreal Gov’t Honors Interfaith Center

MONTREAL – Gathering under one roof in Montreal, the spirit of goodwill and collaboration among a Catholic church, a mosque, and a Chabad center have been recognized by the Quebec government and held up as an example to all.

Le Collectif pour l’unité, the Collective for Unity, an ongoing interfaith project on Montreal’s Nuns’ Island, was presented with the National Assembly Medal by MNA Isabelle Melançon, in a ceremony at the Elgar Community Centre in December, CTV News reported.

For almost two years, members of Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, the Al-Jazira Islamic Centre and the Chabad of Nuns’ Island have been working side-by-side to help resettle recently arrived Syrian refugees.

They wish to be a model of what is possible when people set aside their differences to better the lives of others.