In November, 1989, Canada’s House of Commons
voted unanimously to eliminate child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.
In keeping alive the dream of eliminating child poverty,
the Face of Poverty Coalition will discuss faith imperatives.
A panel of Baha’i, Buddhist, and Christian voices
will speak to how their faiths and sacred texts view issues of poverty.
Economist Michael Bradfield will lead a discussion
on “What Can ‘We’ Afford?”
Sunday, November 21 in the Student Union Building
Dalhousie University, Room 224, at 2 pm.
Co-sponsored by Atlantic Lutheran Campus Ministry
A Conversation on Faith and Poverty
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
In a country well governed,
poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed,
wealth is something to be ashamed of.
He who sleeps on a full stomach
whilst his neighbour goes hungry is not one of us.
I say to you,
what you did not do for one of these least ones,
you did not do for me.