Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Anti-poverty activists join hands in Saskatoon

Concerned citizens stand hand-in-hand and try to span the
Broadway Bridge in Saskatoon. Kiply Lukan Yaworski / CCN

Prairie city marks Poverty Awareness Week with a range of activities 

The B.C. Catholic has a story by Kiply Lukan Yaworski from the Prairie Messenger about the recent events surrounding Poverty Awareness Week in Saskatoon. Bishop Donald Bolen of Saskatoon served as the honourary chair:
"The poor in our midst include a significant number of children. They include seniors, low wage earners, Aboriginal peoples, newly arrived refugees and immigrants, and those with disabilities," he said.

"People living in poverty often have to choose between a roof over their head and purchasing the food they need to live," Bishop Bolen added, encouraging action and involvement.

"Join a support group working to reduce and eliminate poverty; challenge myths and stereotypes about poverty; discuss poverty solutions with others; support policies that help to address poverty," he suggested. "Now is the moment to address the reality of poverty and to do so in creative ways which build up community and sow seeds of hope in the lives of all."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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