Activating people to show solidarity, Canada
Tactic: Build engagement
In recent years there has been a global rise in attacks on religious sites. Following an attack on a mosque in Quebec, mosques in Toronto (another Canadian city) were surrounded by rings of peace formed by people from local synagogues, churches and temples to show solidarity. The idea was inspired by Muslim young people in Norway who surrounded a Jewish synagogue with a ring of peace, following an attack on a synagogue in neighbouring Denmark.
“To see there are people out there – Jews, Christians, people of other faiths or no particular faith, who really care about the Muslim community – it’s really reassuring.”
Ilyas Ally, Assistant Imam, Islamic Information and Dawah Centre, Toronto
Source: CBC News