Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
Only love can do that.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 29th 2017, a dark event in Canadian history occurred when a mosque in Quebec City was targeted by a terrorist attack. That day, the darkness of ignorance and hate cost the lives of 6 people, injured 19 others, and left 17 children without their fathers.
The goal of the Push Back The Darkness initiative is to push back the darkness of ignorance and hate with the light of knowledge and friendship. This will involve several things:
January 29th at 8pm: A light in every window
Across the country, we are asking people to place a light in their windows on January 29th at 8pm local time. This will be a symbol of your commitment to push back the darkness of ignorance and hate in your community
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Events in communities across Canada
There will be events held in a number of communities across Canada. For a map of all events which are currently being planned, please see the events page
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Statements in the House of Commons and Senate
On January 29th, Members of Parliament and Senators will be making statements on Parliament Hill in support of this initiative.
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Contributed stories and artwork
Stories and artwork have been collected from people across Canada, and these stories are now posted on this website and will be shared with our Members of Parliament and Senators.
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