Interfaith Service of Witness

Interfaith Service of Witness

All Nova Scotians share a great wound in the wake of terrible violence. Eight leaders from different faiths, including Premier McNeil, come together in this service to give witness to our pain, our anger, and our grief but also to our strength, our resilience, and our spirit. Each leader draws upon his or her tradition for words of healing and hope.

The online service is viable on the FBCH YouTube Channel:

Service Participants (in order of appearance):

Russell Daye
Lead Minister, St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax

Stephen McNeil,
Premier of Nova Scotia

Dr. Rhonda Britton
Senior Pastor, New Horizons Baptist Church

Rabbi Gary Karlin
Shaar Shalom Synagogue

Wabanaki Spiritual Leader

Imam Abdallah Yousri
Imam, Ummah Mosque

Dr. Rusty Edwards
Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Halifax

Kathryn Heckman
Senior Teacher, Halifax Shambhala Centre

Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund: The Canadian Red Cross will be working in partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia to provide support to the individuals, families and communities impacted by the Nova Scotia tragedy. To donate, please go to

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