Pasteur Murray, appointed as the youngest Protestant Bishop in Quebec, chose to leave the comfort of his post to take care of some of our most vulnerable, HIV and Aids patients. His place of worship was destroyed twice by arson because of his outspoken views. He believed everyone was equal in the eyes of god according to the teachings of Jesus.
Pasteur Real Murray invited Niska to mount a one-man exhibition for the opening of his chapel in 2002 where he would celebrate marriages - and most significantly - of same sex couples. To honor this milestone, Niska created paintings of light with the gay pride colors. When Pasteur Real Murray became very ill and palliative, he placed Niska’s paintings around his bed as he meditated about leaving his body and moving into the light.