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March 13, 2012
Food Security & Occupy movement
Food Security & Occupy movement

I took a stroll towards the Kingston Farmer’s Market today and decided I would stop by the “occupy” tent that had been established in Confederation Park as of Oct. 15th. I had been meaning to check it out, but had not found an opportune moment.

March 12, 2012
Remember Peace?
Remember Peace?

This past November the JPIC office initiated a public gathering that we called Remember Peace?

Why the question mark?

March 12, 2012
Energy & Poverty
Energy & Poverty

Energy Poverty was the topic of a noon hour talk by Bridget Doherty of the JPIC office of the Sisters of Providence. She was invited to appear as part of the Special Speakers Series at Queen’s Ban Righ Centre February 15.

November 16, 2011
Say No to Tar Sands
Say No to Tar Sands

A Canadian company plans to build a pipeline from Alberta’s Tar Sands to Texas. If approved by both the Canadian and American governments, the pipeline would transport diluted bitumen, a mixture of oil and sand.

June 22, 2011
Do the Math Challenge
Do the Math Challenge

“I have a fire in my belly,” Elaine Power, Queen’s Professor of Health & Kinesiology, explained during a wrap-up panel of Do the Math Challenge participants on May 26th at St. Vincent de Paul Society in front of an audience of about 30 people. The event was co-sponsored by the Food Providers’ Networking Group and the Kingston Community Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.

August 16, 2010
Prison Reflection
Prison Reflection

As the sky darkened and the rains came down on the non violent demonstration and resistance to the closure of the Prison farms on Sunday, August 8, a little boy said, “Even God is sad.”

July 14, 2010
Innovative Food Projects/ Part of Solution
Innovative Food Projects/ Part of Solution

Enhancing food security in Kingston is fast becoming a poverty reduction strategy. High rents and utility costs make it increasingly difficult for low-income earners to make ends meet and because food is one of the few flexible costs in a household budget, it is the first to shrink –or disappear altogether — leaving food banks and meal programs as the only options.

July 14, 2010
Ending the savage inequalities of poverty
Ending the savage inequalities of poverty

Over the past few months people of faith and other community leaders fanned out into some thirty Ontario communities as part of another massive “social audit” organized by the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition. ISARC, supported by the Sisters of Providence, made a special effort here in Kingston, where the Justice & Peace Office spearheaded a similar effort in 2002.

July 14, 2010
Enthusiastic Group Demands Action
Enthusiastic Group Demands Action

A local farmer first discovered the plan to close Canada’s six remaining prison farms in February of 2009. Since then, the opposition to the proposed closure has been growing across the country.

July 13, 2010
Living Generously
Living Generously

Sister Pauline Lally introduced Kingston author, Larry Scanlan, to a capacity crowd during a book launch on May 19th at Providence Motherhouse.

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