Faith Activists Stage “Hunger Games” Reaping to Illustrate Inequity of Toronto City Budget

As the City of Toronto’s Budget Committee hosts public hearings, Effie Trinket of The Hunger Games is leading a Reaping at City Hall.

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Faith Leaders gather at City Hall for ‘pray-in’ Against Poverty

DSC01130-web.jpgFaith leaders from across the city marked the international day for the eradication of poverty by occupying City Hall and performing a marathon ‘pray-in’ in front of Mayor John Tory’s office.

Calling for greater investments in the upcoming city budget, the faith group ‘Faith in the City’ says the Mayor and Council are not doing enough to combat poverty in the city.

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Join faith leaders in calling for Mayor Tory and City Council to fund Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Plan in the 2018 City Budget

On October 17, we are joining in prayer outside Mayor Tory’s office to hold him – and Council – to account on what they have promised to do. We will join with leaders from faith communities across the city to pray for action on Poverty. As members of diverse faiths, we share a common value: the belief in treating others as we want to be treated.  We do this by sowing love and compassion towards others.

Pray-in for Action on Poverty 

Tuesday, October 17

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W (2nd floor)

10:30am – Faith Leader Prayer

Noon – 9:00pm – Ongoing Interfaith Prayer Vigil

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Sponsored by Faith in the City

 

For information, contact Brian at 416-351-0095 x237 or bgonsalves@socialplanningtoronto.org


Faith Communities Believe Toronto Can Do Better

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It’s hard to live in Toronto.

  • 1 in 4 of our children live in poverty. 
  • 52% of us don’t have stable, secure jobs. 
  • 100,000 households are waiting for subsidized housing and many more are looking for homes they can afford. 
  • TTC fares continue to skyrocket as Toronto remains one of the most underfunded transit systems in North America.
  • Our city is rated the most unequal in Canada

 

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Faith Leaders issue call-to-action to City Council on poverty

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Prominent members of Toronto’s religious communities, organized under the coalition ‘Faith in the City’ marked the one-year anniversary of the passage of Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy by urging City Council to fund the plan they unanimously passed in 2015.

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Toronto's Faith Leaders unite to push for action on poverty.

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Over 100 Leaders from Toronto's prominent faith communities gathered last night at the Noor Cultural Centre in Toronto to hear from expert panelists and organize ahead of this year's City Budget.

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