In response to the Winnipeg Police news release of Wednesday, April 24, and in consultation with members of the Jewish Community, Westworth United Church has decided to cancel its Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Thursday, April 25.
As the Winnipeg Police have stated, “Hate-related crime is one of the most heinous acts we encounter as a society. It tears at the fabric of who we are as a country. False allegations of hate crime trivialize the trauma that genuine victims endure.”
Westworth United Church continues to support the Jewish community, stand against antisemitism and against hate directed towards any group because of their identity. We hold all those who are victims of hate and violence in our prayers.