Monday, August 8, 2016

Montreal, April 27 - IofC’s Quebec team realized the dream of launching the film Beyond Forgiving. A wide range of partners joined us for this venture: the Catholic Diocese of Montreal, the Mennonite Central Committee, Brian Bronfman Family Foundation, Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, Religions for Peace, Pax Christi , Al Arabiya Centre and the Afrika Centre.

The film and the theme « Out of our solitudes, dare to build together » attracted 165 participants. Since the film was produced by IofC in South Africa, it was necessary to put it in a context relevant to Quebec. A representative from each of the four solitudes (Aboriginal, Francophone, Anglophone and other immigrants) gave a testimony of their own experiences in the spirit of the film.

A follow-up committee composed of representatives from IofC and partners was formed to continue the work of the launch.

Laurent Gagnon , Joseph Vumiliya, Montreal