November 18, 2016
OTTAWA—Cardus unequivocally condemns the expressions of hatred that have appeared recently through graffiti in several places within Canada, including in Ottawa and Montreal. The appearance of swastikas and other hateful messages targeting synagogues, as well as a church and a mosque, have no place in Canadian society. These incidents run counter to the message that Cardus tries to underline each day through its Faith in Canada 150 program—that faith has always had a positive place in Canadian public life and will continue to do so well past the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We extend our heartfelt support and encouragement to the faith communities that have been shocked and saddened by the recent expressions of hatred.
Cardus is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. It conducts independent and original research, produces several periodicals, and regularly stages events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S. To learn more, visit: www.cardus.ca and follow us on Twitter @cardusca.
About Faith in Canada 150
Faith in Canada 150 is a program of Cardus that exists to celebrate the role of faith in our life together during Canada’s anniversary celebrations in 2017. For more than 450 years, faith has shaped the human landscape of Canada. It has shaped how we live our lives, how we see our neighbours, how we fulfill our social responsibilities, and how we imagine our life together. To learn more, visit:
Cardus – Director of Communications