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MARYMOUNT STUDENTS AND FAITH GROUPS TO UNITE FOR DAY OF ACTION

MONTREAL, MAY 6, 2013 – The third annual Interfaith EcoAction Day will take place on Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day) from 9 a.m. to noon at Marymount Academy (5100 Côte St. Luc Road).

This event is an opportunity for Montrealers of all faiths and cultural backgrounds to rise above their differences and come together in shared action, united around a belief that we are all entrusted with the care of the earth. Events organizers use the words of Ghandi to remind us, “What is faith if it is not translated into action?”

Rain or shine, participants will meet at Marymount and work together to clean and beautify the school grounds and surrounding neighborhood. This event was organized in collaboration with Marymount Academy, the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal, Eco-Quartier NDG, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism/EcoFaith, Teva Quebec, and others.

Marymount students showcase Canada’s multiculturalism through their rich ethnic and religious diversity. It became the first English school in the province of Quebec to receive the title of being a Brundtland Green Schools, in recognition of their commitment to environmental issues.

More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/500692903331407.

 

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca