Nelson residents remember Quebec City victims

About 100 local residents came together for an interfaith vigil last Sunday evening.

A vigil was held at City Hall on Sunday for the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting.

A vigil was held at City Hall on Sunday for the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting.

About 100 local residents came together for an interfaith vigil last Sunday evening at the Anglican Church in Nelson to remember and pray for the victims of the shooting at the Sainte-Foy mosque in Quebec.

Representatives of the local Baha’i, Sufi (a spiritual branch of Islam), Lutheran, Anglican, United, Buddhist, Roman Catholic, Ashram, Doukhobor, and Jewish communities were present.

The group then walked together to City Hall carrying candles, some carrying signs with “We Are One” and symbols of world religions, where they stood in silent vigil for the victims of the shooting.

Members of the interfaith community in Nelson plan to meet again in the near future to look at ways of promoting understanding and co-operation among people of all faiths in our community.