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June 25, 2009
Stay-at-home Mom turns to activism
Stay-at-home Mom turns to activism

To better understand the US intended invasion of Iraq, the Globe & Mail (2001) suggested reading: A Green History of the World: the Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations by Clive Ponting.

June 25, 2009
Sisters open home to African visitors
Sisters open home to African visitors

Calling their Kingston experience memorable, four African Prison Chaplains have returned home to share new insights into prison justice.

June 25, 2009
Poverty: reality vs perception
Poverty: reality vs perception

High school students and retired teachers in Kingston struggled with the stress and anxiety of being poor during a one day role playing game at Queen’s University in April. Hosted by the Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, students played a specific role based on the lives of people living in poverty in Kingston.

April 17, 2009
Building a Green Ontario

The Green Communities Canada conference, Time for Action: Tackling energy poverty in Canada through energy efficiency, September 29 – October 1, 2008, brought together 250 delegates from across Canada.

April 17, 2009
Breaking the Poverty Cycle
Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Sister Una Byrne, Tara Kainer and General Superior Sr. Pauline Lally meet with the media to offer reaction to the Poverty Report.

A long-time Kingston social activist describes the Ontario government’s new Poverty Reduction strategy as a shovel in the ground.

November 2, 2008
Meal Providers Face Higher Demand
Meal Providers Face Higher Demand

Bonita McCourt of the Salvation Army Community Services speaks during the October luncheon.

In Kingston you can order an $11 poutine with braised veal cheeks. Or lunch on truffled frites with shaved parmesan and aioli.

July 8, 2007
Poverty Task Force

General Superior elect Sr. Pauline Lally spoke during the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty held in Kingston April 30, 2007. The speech is reprinted here.

April 30, 2007
Government fails in anti-poverty efforts: interfaith group
Government fails in anti-poverty efforts: interfaith group

Article reprinted with permission from Kingston This Week.

The provincial government has made progress on the push to wipe out poverty over the last three years, but it is a long way from solving this issue.

August 1, 2006
Welcome Tara
Welcome Tara

I can’t say for sure what happened to turn my attention to social justice, or why I’m compelled to try to leave the world a better place than I found it.

August 1, 2006
Inter-Faith Gathering
Inter-Faith Gathering

 A sizeable crowd showed up to Memorial Hall on May 24th to take part in an Inter-Faith Gathering to discuss Religious Faiths and the Poor: Call and Response. Sponsored by Kingston’s religious leaders, the gathering engaged representatives from various faiths to share concerns about poverty and to discuss the challenges of caring for society’s most vulnerable citizens.

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