RELIGIOUS SOCIAL ACTION COALITION NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

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Posted - October 23, 2019

Posted - October 15, 2019

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Al Noor Mosque, St.  John’s, NL was the site of informed presentations, engaged conversations and generous hospitality on Saturday, October 12th as faith-based leaders, 7 electoral candidates of St. John’s East and St. John’s-Mount Pearl and some 80  people gathered to further their thoughts, questions and decision-making concerning faith-based social justice concerns and the upcoming election on October 21, 2019.  Sponsored by the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANAL), Anglican East NL and the Religious Social Action Coalition (RSAC), Dr. Ayse Akintuck, Coordinator, welcomed all, introduced the program and guest speakers.  Naming the Al Noor Mosque as a safe environment for all, she requested respectful behaviour in all of our deliberations.  Everyone honoured this request.

After an address of welcome by Dr. Syed Mansoor Pirzada, President of MANAL, the Very Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy (Coordinator, RSAC), the Rev. David Burrows (Anglican Priest, Church of the Ascension and a RSAC Director), and Dr. Ayse Akintuck (MANAL) provided insightful information on the social justice concerns of poverty, refugees and Islamophobia, concluding with a related question to our electoral candidates (Nick Whalen, Liberal; Jack Harris, NDP; Joedy Wall, Conservative and David Peters, Green Party - St. John’s East;  Benjamin Ruckpaul, People’s Party;  Anne Marie Anonson, NDP and David Jones,  Christian Heritage Party - St. John’s South – Mount Pearl).  Each electoral candidate was assigned 5 minutes to respond to the posed questions.  A “question and answer” period followed for the audience and electoral candidates.  Related materials and the multi-faith “Golden Rule”, referred to as a core faith-based conviction, were distributed to each candidate and event participant – many expressed appreciation for the visual, enlightening “Golden Rule” poster.  The event ended with generous and taste-full refreshments, hosted by MANAL, which provided the opportunity for lively conversation among faith-based leaders, electoral candidates and participants.

The “event” photos provide visual images of the multi-faith nature of the event, together with the diversity and engagement of candidates and participants.  We express sincere appreciation to MANAL for their effective leadership and gracious hospitality for this Open House event.

Marion Pardy, Coordinator, RSAC

Posted - September 17, 2019

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“HALF A BISCUIT” IS NOT ENOUGH -
Letter to Editor

(Letter published in The Telegram, St. John’s, NL, Saturday, July 27, 2019)

“The Other Coast” comic strip, The Telegram, St. John’s, July 22, 2019.

Public Notice - 

The RSACNL hosted a “Table” at the Diversity Fair, Sunday, September 22nd.  Marion Pardy, George Powell and Veeresh Gadag staffed the “Table” and spoke to people about poverty elimination in relation to the upcoming federal election and distributed related materials.  Jack Harris (NDP Candidate Seeking Election) visited and took time to chat with us.

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RELIGIOUS SOCIAL ACTION COALITION NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

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Posted - November 15, 2022

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Posted - October 04, 2022

City Council of St. John’s Unanimously Passes Resolution for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income.

The Religious Social Action Coalition of NL expresses its gratitude and support to the City of St. John’s for its unanimous motion for a guaranteed livable basic income. The full Resolution is below.  In essence, the Resolution, in a letter to the Prime Minister, NL Members of Parliament, NL Senators and the Premier of NL, confirms council’s support for a guaranteed livable basic income.  It furthers calls upon our province to establish the all-party committee, as approved in November 2021, to thoroughly review the concept of a guaranteed livable basic income. Working collaboratively and cooperatively ‘for the common good’ for a guaranteed livable basic income, we can and do ‘make a difference’.

Marion Pardy, Coordinator, RSACNL

Posted - July 04, 2022

Please help us spread the word by sharing this campaign with your network:

1) We made a tool to easily Tweet this Basic Income plan to your MP.

2) You can share these Social Media Posts about this plan to your network.

 

We have included your message below for your reference.

— The UBI Works team

 

Most Canadians support Basic Income, but don't want to pay more taxes to fund it.

As your constituent, I'm emailing you to let you know that we can pay for it without taxing the vast majority of Canadians, while promoting productive investment and economic growth in Canada.

A new report by UBI Works shows how to pay for a Basic Income without costing most Canadians, with contributions from the financial sector ($15B), fewer tax breaks for large companies ($19B), and fewer subsidies used by the wealthiest ($18B).

This plan would have little to no impact on most Canadians and would lift 1.6 million families out of poverty, make life more affordable for 7.4 million people including workers, and build a floor to help all Canadians in times of transition – all while growing Canada's economy.

You can read their report here: https://ubiworks.ca/howtopay

En français: https://ubiworks.ca/comment-financer

We can afford a Basic Income and most Canadians want it – it’s just a matter of political will.

Posted - July 04, 2022

Posted - June 21, 2022

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Posted - March 21, 2022

Posted - February 08, 2022

Letter to NL Senators from the Religious Social Action Coalition (RSAC) NL

Letter to NL Liberal Members of Parliament from the Religious Social Action Coalition (RSAC) NL 

Posted - January 19, 2022

Open letter from Senators re Canada Disability Benefit

Posted - December 30, 2021

It’s time for Ot­tawa to se­ri­ously study guar­an­teed ba­sic in­come

JOHN IB­BIT­SON OPIN­ION

The Globe and Mail (Ontario Edition)

Dec 24, 2021

Posted - December 15, 2021

Senators Call for Federal Support of PEI - Guaranteed Livable Basic Income

Statement: Senators Call for Federal Support of PEI Guaranteed Livable Basic Income // Déclaration : Les sénateurs demandent l’appui du gouvernement fédéral pour la mise en œuvre d’un revenu minimum garanti à l’Île du Prince Édouard

Posted - May 31, 2021

Letter to the Premier - Dr. Andrew Furey May, 2021

Posted - May 31, 2021

“The Big Reset” (the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team report) - Re: Poverty - pages 26 -33 and 174 – 180

Posted - May 04, 2021

CANADIAN INTERFAITH CONVERSATION

Cross Canada Participants’ Assembly, sponsored by Canadian Interfaith Association, February 17, 2021, 4 p.m. (Zoom). 

Marion Pardy, RSACNL was one of the presenters, together with:

Belle Jarmiewski, Past President, Manitoba Multi-Faith Council; Executive Director, Jewish Heritage Centre, Winnipeg –Moderator; Aruna Chatterjee, Multi-Faith Summit Council, British Columbia – Hindu Community

Rabbi Reuben Pouptko – la table interreligieuse de concertation au Quebec.

Participants from RSACNL: Rami Wadhwa; Haseen Khan; George Powell.

Posted - April 08, 2021

The@NLRSAC was pleased to participate in this event @UnitedChurchCda to light a candle in support of #guaranteedlivableincome #basicincome #GBLI #FairnessNL.

Posted - February 02, 2021

Posted - January 22, 2021

Posted - December 18, 2020

MULTI-FAITH LEADERS IN A CROSS-CANADA CONVERSATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JUSTIN TRUDEAU

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Posted - September 23, 2020

Posted - October 23, 2019

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Posted - October 23, 2019

Posted - October 15, 2019

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Al Noor Mosque, St.  John’s, NL was the site of informed presentations, engaged conversations and generous hospitality on Saturday, October 12th as faith-based leaders, 7 electoral candidates of St. John’s East and St. John’s-Mount Pearl and some 80  people gathered to further their thoughts, questions and decision-making concerning faith-based social justice concerns and the upcoming election on October 21, 2019.  Sponsored by the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANAL), Anglican East NL and the Religious Social Action Coalition (RSAC), Dr. Ayse Akintuck, Coordinator, welcomed all, introduced the program and guest speakers.  Naming the Al Noor Mosque as a safe environment for all, she requested respectful behaviour in all of our deliberations.  Everyone honoured this request.

After an address of welcome by Dr. Syed Mansoor Pirzada, President of MANAL, the Very Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy (Coordinator, RSAC), the Rev. David Burrows (Anglican Priest, Church of the Ascension and a RSAC Director), and Dr. Ayse Akintuck (MANAL) provided insightful information on the social justice concerns of poverty, refugees and Islamophobia, concluding with a related question to our electoral candidates (Nick Whalen, Liberal; Jack Harris, NDP; Joedy Wall, Conservative and David Peters, Green Party - St. John’s East;  Benjamin Ruckpaul, People’s Party;  Anne Marie Anonson, NDP and David Jones,  Christian Heritage Party - St. John’s South – Mount Pearl).  Each electoral candidate was assigned 5 minutes to respond to the posed questions.  A “question and answer” period followed for the audience and electoral candidates.  Related materials and the multi-faith “Golden Rule”, referred to as a core faith-based conviction, were distributed to each candidate and event participant – many expressed appreciation for the visual, enlightening “Golden Rule” poster.  The event ended with generous and taste-full refreshments, hosted by MANAL, which provided the opportunity for lively conversation among faith-based leaders, electoral candidates and participants.

The “event” photos provide visual images of the multi-faith nature of the event, together with the diversity and engagement of candidates and participants.  We express sincere appreciation to MANAL for their effective leadership and gracious hospitality for this Open House event.

Marion Pardy, Coordinator, RSAC

Posted - September 17, 2019

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“HALF A BISCUIT” IS NOT ENOUGH -
Letter to Editor

(Letter published in The Telegram, St. John’s, NL, Saturday, July 27, 2019)

“The Other Coast” comic strip, The Telegram, St. John’s, July 22, 2019.

Public Notice - 

The RSACNL hosted a “Table” at the Diversity Fair, Sunday, September 22nd.  Marion Pardy, George Powell and Veeresh Gadag staffed the “Table” and spoke to people about poverty elimination in relation to the upcoming federal election and distributed related materials.  Jack Harris (NDP Candidate Seeking Election) visited and took time to chat with us.