Faith To End Poverty Campaign (2011 Provincial Election)

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Mon, July 4, 2011

On June 9, 2011, ISARC launched the Faith To End Poverty campaign to provide opportunities for Ontarians to advocate for poverty elimination in the upcoming provincial election.  Over the next month, ISARC will be preparing lectionary materials for clergy, holding local and provincial vigils, assisting local faith groups to hold all candidate meetings, and preparing short videos for adult education discussion in local congregations and social justice groups.  Activities will conclude in September, on the third week of the month when over a million Ontarians are hungry and/or using food banks because there is not enough money for individuals and families to pay the rent and eat nutritious food during the month.

Over the past few weeks, ISARC has been improving its outreach throughout the province.  This includes a Facebook page and Twitter account (@isarc_updates).  In the next few weeks, ISARC will be launching a new website with educational resources to support advocacy initiatives.  Please find attached a 2011 Provincial Election Toolkit with background information on poverty-related issues.  In addition, this toolkit includes practical guidelines for your faith community to organize a local candidate’s meeting.  Please inform us of any political debates or meetings your group organizes in order for us to share this information with the provincial network.

faithagainstpoverty has shared a video with you on YouTube:

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ISARC – Faith Communities in Action Against Poverty: Part 1A talk show format discussing issues of poverty and the role of faith communities to end poverty in Ontario. Host: Paul Hansen; Guests: Michael Skaljin, Executive Director ISARC; Colleen Sym, Halton Community Legal Clinic; Michael AbdurRashid Taylor, Islamic Chaplaincy Services Canada

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ISARC – Faith Communities in Action Against Poverty: Part 2A talk show format discussing issues of poverty and the role of faith communities to end poverty in Ontario. Host: Paul Hansen; Guests: Michael Skaljin, Executive Director ISARC; Colleen Sym, Halton Community Legal Clinic; Michael AbdurRashid Taylor, Islamic Chaplaincy Services Canada


Michael Yeshe SkaljinExecutive Director, ISARCexecdirector@isarc.ca647-210-2622www.isarc.caFaith Communities in Action Against Poverty

Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition www.isarc.ca

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