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Diocese of Niagara interfaith service attracts more Muslims than Christians

Diocese of Niagara interfaith service attracts more Muslims than Christians

David of Samizdat
Anglicansamizdat.net
November 26, 2019

A short update on the interfaith service held at All Saints Anglican Church in Erin.
Here is a photo of the service which attracted 30 Muslims and two imams. As far as I can tell, they outnumber the regular parishioners. Finally an answer to the disastrous numerical decline in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Here is the Chrislam version of the Lord's Prayer which was used:
Priest: And lead us not into temptation

Imam: Show us the straight path. The path of those whom Thou hast favoured
Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger. Nor of those who go astray.

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever.

There was one potentially embarrassing moment when someone brought up the awkward topic of "jihad". The impertinent question was deftly diverted away from the imputation that it might involve lopping off the heads of infidels:
When All Saints parishioner Lynne Dole asked about the word "jihad", the Imam said that for many in the West this word means war or aggression against "infidels" (those not of the Muslim faith). He explained that the word itself means effort, striving, struggling to become a good Muslim and informing others about their faith.

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