A few days after the terrorist attack at a mosque in Quebec City this past January, the Roxboro United Church invited the local Muslim community to join them for their annual pancake dinner.

Congregants from both communities joined together to eat, pray and get to know one another. At the dinner, Pierrefonds residents Bill Goble and his wife Debra Louise Barry reached out to members of Hilm, a local Muslim non-profit organization, and offered to train members of the Muslim community in self-defence.

“There was a sense of fear and concern regarding racism, sexism, religious prejudices and other class distinctions (in the Muslim community),” Goble said.

Source: https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/naqvi-mohamed-communities-join-forces-to-battle-prejudice-and-fear