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Monday, October 10, 2005

Saskatoon's next Worship Freehouse will be Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church :: 1601 Munroe Ave. S. (3rd Street and Munroe Avenue - Just three blocks off of 8th Street) As always, admission is free.

The theme for the next three Freehouse's will be "Exploring a Glocal Faith" and on October 16th we will be looking at global and local poverty and our response to it. There will be some corporate worship, time for reflection, interactive stations, and fair trade beverages. If you want to help, fire off an e-mail to

"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom." - Nelson Mandela
Jesus came bringing good news to the poor. But consider this...

* 3 billion people, almost one-half of the world's population, live on less than $2 a day
* 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, on less than $1 a day.
* 30,000 children under 5 die every day from preventable and treatable poverty-related illnesses.
* nearly 1 in 6 Canadian children and more than 1 in 6 U.S. children live below the poverty level.
* the richest 5 percent receive 114 times the income of the poorest 5 percent.

The Make Poverty History campaign urges Canadian and world leaders to take action on eliminating global and local poverty. It assumes that changes are needed in the economic systems and structures that perpetuate inequality and injustice.

But change also needs to happen in the lives of individual people . Christians especially need to demonstrate by their own lifestyles that they are committed to a world built on justice and fairness.


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