You’re Invited: Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Eradication of Poverty in Ontario

You’re Invited: Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Eradication of Poverty in Ontario

“On October 4, 2012, the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) is organizing a thanksgiving-themed interfaith prayer vigil.  Each day in Ontario, Canada, people struggle with low-incomes to meet the basic necessities of life, e.g. food, clothing, housing, etc.  During the Thanksgiving Day holiday season, in our wealthy province,  must so many people depend on foodbank handouts?

On this day, faith communities will be holding prayer vigils in various municipalities in Ontario in solidarity for the eradication of poverty in Ontario.  The central prayer vigil will take place at Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please join the gathering and offer your support to ensure public policy is informed by a moral framework that recognizes human dignity, social and economic justice, and respect.”

Updates will be provided as other local interfaith groups organize themselves and make local plans:

Hamilton
October 2, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
outside City Hall
71 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario
Contact: Deirdre Pike dpike@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Windsor
October 4, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
by the Micah 6:8 wall at City Hall
400 City Hall Square East, Windsor, Ontario
Contact: Rev. Kevin Rogers 519-971-7664

Toronto
October 4, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Michael Skaljin execdirector@isarc.ca

London
October 4, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Outside St. Peter’s Cathedral
196 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario
Contact: Sue Wilson swilson@csj.london.on.ca

Kitchener-Waterloo
October 4, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Region of Waterloo Headquarters
150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario
Contact: Rev. Dr. Brice Balmer bbalmer@wlu.ca

Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) Contact Info:

Toronto Office
(647) 210-2622
execdirector@isarc.ca

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