Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Redistribution of Wealth :: Mar 5 to 7

December 14, 2009

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Economic and Environmental Justice from Indigenous and Faith Perspectives

A conference which draws on faith traditions to present alternatives in the context of the global economic crisis – presented by the Interfaith Summer Institute

March 5 to 7, 2010

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St, Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory)
British Columbia, Canada

$35 – $100 sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds

[details + registration]


Getting It So Wrong: Arsenic in the Water

August 6, 2009

“Now, decades after the first arsenic alerts were sounded, Bangladeshi authorities and Unicef are finally testing the tube wells in order to gauge the extent of the contamination.

“Their task is a daunting one. It will take longer to test all of the tube wells than it took to dig them.”

Al Jazeera [article] Google [search]

David Loy: Update and Latest Article

July 8, 2009

The Interfaith Summer Institute has invited David Loy to speak at a conference it is hosting in Vancouver in March: 3/5/10 to 3/7/10. If he accepts, he may also do something with Vancouver BPF while he is in town. Meanwhile you can read a draft of his latest article, posted below. Read the rest of this entry »

Hedges: The Truth Alone Will Not Set You Free

July 6, 2009

“The pernicious idea that democracy lies in the choice between competing brands and the freedom to accumulate … wealth at the expense of others has collapsed. The conflation of freedom with the free market has been exposed as a sham.” [article]

Chris Hedges writes in Truthdig on Mondays. He used to be Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.

Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay

March 23, 2009

image - logo - from– sign the petition

– volunteer to fast for a week

– attend the “passing of the spoon”

– pass the message along


Rights for Real: Law and Social Justice

March 23, 2009

image - logo - from . . a talk by Margot Young

Responses from Deborah Campbell and Sean Condon

Moderated by Am Johal

Tuesday, March 24 – 7:30-9:00 pm
1202 East Pender