An image from the poster advertising the 2012 March

Christians unite in faith in Quebec

  • June 13, 2012

QUEBEC CITY - While university students, anti-capitalists and environmentalists have routinely mustered tens of thousands into the streets of Montreal and Quebec City over the last two months, a small coalition of conservative Christians managed 650 for the second annual Christian March from the Plains of Abraham to Quebec’s National Assembly.

The number of marchers for the June 2 event was down from about 1,000 the year before.

Pro-family lobbyists, Coptic Orthodox leaders and Evangelical Protestants staged the march as a kind of protest against Quebec’s Quiet Revolution of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which organizers say created an aggressively secular society that pushes Christians out of the public square and mocks Christians in the media.

“We, Quebec Christians, wish to reaffirm that we are still here, that the Quebec public square is also our own,” said the organizers in a statement of purpose.

Marchers followed a single wooden cross. Organizers asked that marchers limit themselves to that single symbol so that diverse Christians could march united.

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