Religious Leaders Build Bridges: Calgary Muslims, Christians Initiate Monthly Dialogue

July 15, 2007

Author: Graeme Morton

Source: Calgary Herald

A group of Calgary clergy and lay people are quietly building bridges between the city's Christian and Muslim communities in the wake of fears of rising interfaith tensions.

In a recent report, the Association for Canadian Studies said 1,500 people polled believe friction between Christians and Muslims will overtake traditional French-English language differences as the leading source of tension in Canadian society by 2017.

One-third of all Canadians surveyed said they were "pessimistic" about the future of Christian-Muslim relations in our country. That percentage jumped to 49 per cent in Quebec.