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Luther’s public face gets a lift

Hearing positive reactions to Martin Luther University College’s new logo, since it was unveiled in late June, has been gratifying. After all, its creation was more than two years in the making.
   But even more satisfying is when I see sparks of recognition wash over the faces of folks after they learn the meaning behind the Ringing Rose – the circular symbol forming the heart of the school’s new visual identity.
More often than not, sounds of “ooohhhhhh” signal their newfound enlightenment.

Ecumenical delegation to gather on Parliament Hill for annual Chew On This! event

Churches across Canada are once again joining the Dignity for All Campaign, co-led by Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17. For the 6th annual Chew on This! event, a delegation of faith leaders will be gathering on Parliament Hill with MPs and Senators and calling for a national plan to end poverty in Canada.

Deadline extended to October 26 for responses to Public Ministry in the ELCIC

When the timeline was originally established for our current FOD project, it was anticipated that FOD would meet this October to consider responses to Public Ministry in the ELCIC - A Preliminary Draft. This yielded a September due date for responses. Owing to scheduling difficulties, FOD will not meet until early November.

FOD has therefore moved the due date for responses to Friday, October 26.

CPJ lauds the launch of a federal poverty strategy

After years of advocacy from anti-poverty organizations across Canada, the federal government has launched the long-awaited national poverty reduction strategy – Creating Opportunity for All: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), a national faith-based policy organization, has advocated for a National Anti-Poverty Plan for over a decade.

“This is a good announcement for those living in poverty,” says Joe Gunn, executive director of CPJ. “However, this strategy falls short of what anti-poverty and faith-based groups wanted.”