Comforting Haiti Through Interfaith Dialogue

February 6, 2010

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Record

When a group of local Muslims dropped into the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario’s office to help make comforters for Haiti earthquake victims, it wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment goodwill gesture.

The Kitchener-based relief agency and local Muslims have been getting together regularly for almost three years.

The interfaith “dialogue,” as the regular contacts have been dubbed, started with breakfast get-togethers at the agency’s Kitchener office, at churches, local mosques and Muslim community centres.

The meetings led to other events, including an information workshop on faith and finances. Another workshop, on raising faithful children in a secular world, is being planned for March.