Stand with the Suffering World, Dec. 31, Toronto - TASC FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:11:31 -0800 (PST)


FWD From: Toronto Action for Social Change <TASC@pop.web.net>
To: Brian Burch <burch@web.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 12:58 PM

STAND WITH THE SUFFERING WORLD - A MULTIFAITH GATHERING

Thursday, December 31, 1999, 11 am,
Nathan Phillips Square, Peace Garden, Queen and Bay, Toronto

       Out of the Cold founder Sister Susan Moran has initiated a call for
people to gather at the Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday,
December 31 at 11 am to make a statement of solidarity with the world's
poor and downtrodden as the new millennium begins for much of the world.

         While champagne corks will be popping and the wealthy of the world
will be spending millions of dollars tonight celebrating the year 2000,
this gathering is intended to point out that more than two-thirds of the
world's population continue to live in abject poverty. More than 5 million
Canadians are forced to live in poverty in one of the world's wealthiest
nations. Millions in Canada still line up at food banks, hundreds of
thousands are homeless.

         The gathering is intended to show solidarity with those who do not
have much to celebrate this New Year's Eve, as well as to renew a shared
commitment to social justice for all, regardless of income.

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