It is the Baptist World Alliance’s role to comment on international events. Our General Secretary, Elijah Brown, is particularly gifted in this area, which is why I have not specifically called to our attention the horrific murder of 50 attendees at a Muslim mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. These events are horrific in and of themselves, but remind us and reinforce our need to be vigilant to those who would perpetuate violent cycles of destruction on those they disagree with.

That being said, a disturbing series of attacks have recently occurred in Canada. All these attacks occurred while Roman Catholic priests were saying mass. All these occurred over the last 2 weeks; a stabbing in St. Joseph’s Oratory in Quebec, an attempted strangulation in Edmonton, AB, and also Vermillion, AB. More news of this to come.

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