RELIGIOUS SOCIAL ACTION COALITION NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
The Religious Social Action Coalition is a gathering of Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and others who seek to eliminate poverty in our province and country.
Our focus: Living Wage (or a minimum wage that is a living wage) and Fairness Impact Studies (akin to gender impact and environmental impact studies to ensure "fairness for all" in major government policies).
The Religious Social Action Coalition is comprised of ten directors. There are representatives from the Jewish, Christian, Sikh, Muslim and Hindu religious communities.
We also have the support of a number of other denominations and faith traditions in our province.
Poverty is general scarcity or dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.
It is a multifaceted concept, which includes social,economic political elements.
Poverty seems to be chronic or temporary,and most of the time it is closely related to inequality.
As a dynamic concept,poverty is changing and adapting according to consumption patterns,social dynamics and technological change.
Marion Pardy - Coordinator
The Very Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy
37th Moderator – The United Church of Canada (2000-2003)
Dr. Veresh Gadag - Treasurer
Hindu Temple Association, St. John's
Muhhamed Nazir - Secretary
Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Rev. David Burrows
Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, Anglican Church of Canada
Rev. Paul Lundrigan
Roman Catholic Priest, Archdiocese of St. John’s
Newfoundland and Labrador Sikh Society
Dr. Steven Wolinetz
President, Jewish Community Havura
Former President (2004-2005)
Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada
Captain Steven Barrett
The Salvation Army