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Children's Race

On Thursday evening, April 4th, 5 RSAC Directors attended Ramadan Tent for Iftar (breaking of the Fast), upon the kind invitation of the Muslim Association of NL (MANAL).  Attendees: Marion Pardy (Chair); Veeresh Gadag, Hindu Temple, Treasurer; George Powell, The Crossing Church, Director; Muhammad Nazir, MANAL, Secretary; Haseen Khan, MANAL, Director.  It was an edifying and enjoyable evening, and heartening to see several of our political representatives present.  In this photo are .  The photo actually was taken at a postponed International Women’s Day luncheon, Sheraton Hotel, April 5th; another opportunity for education, enjoyment and networking.



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: A Guaranteed Livable Income 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.


the many facets of poverty
  • 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 - Chair
The Very Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy
37th Moderator – The United Church of Canada (2000-2003)

Dr. Steven Wolinetz - Vice-Chair

President, Jewish Community Havura


Dr. Veresh Gadag - Treasurer

Hindu Temple Association, St. John's

Muhhamed Nazir - Secretary
Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Rev. Paul Lundrigan
Roman Catholic Priest, Archdiocese of St. John’s

Rami Wadhwa
Newfoundland and Labrador Sikh Society


George Powell

Former President (2004-2005)

Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada

Haseen Khan

Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Captain Steven Barrett


The Salvation Army

Rev Dale Careen
Anglican Priest Diocese of Eastern NL & Lab Pastoral Care Clinician Eastern

Articles you will want to read re guaranteed livable basic income –

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