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ISARCTuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 2:47pm
Here's another article by Rabbi Shalom Schachter published in the Globe & Mail. You can find it here:

Trade’s casualties

Former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt misses the point on globalization (Restoring Faith In Globalization, Feb. 22). It is not an issue of faith but fairness.

He relies on faith that the free market will create trickle-down benefits to all. However, while stock markets have fully recovered from the 2008 recession and have reached new heights, wages, while starting to rise again, have not recovered to prerecession levels and climate change is ever-increasing.

Average workers are not against international trade, they just want the rules for such trade to be fair. Until free-trade agreements contain protections against the race to the bottom, workers, their families and their communities will continue to oppose them.

We are not nostalgic in our pursuit of economic and environmental justice. We do look to a future where trade agreements will prevent companies from giving more rights to corporations than to workers and to communities and where the carbon footprint of trade must show a net improvement in its impact on the environment.

Rabbi Shalom Schachter, steering committee member, Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition, Toronto
ISARCWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 10:02pm
Read Rabbi S. Schachter's letter to the the Toronto Star. Rabbi Schachter is a member of the ISARC steering committee.
ISARC shared Upworthy's video.Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 2:30pm
By providing housing first and asking questions second, this Canadian city has eliminated homelessness. (via NowThis)
ISARCFriday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:01am
City Shul and St Anne’s to Make a “Ring of Peace” showing support to
our Muslim neighbours
The Dawah Centre
Friday, Feb. 3 at 12:30 PM.

In February, 2015, after a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Denmark and France, a group of young Muslims in Oslo formed a “ring of peace” around the synagogue, intended to show support of the Jewish community in times of increasing tension.

This Friday Feb 3, 2017 City Shul and St Anne's will do the same for our neighbourhood mosque, The Dawah Centre. In this time of fear and anxiety, we strive to be a calm presence of love, concern, and support. The mosque welcomes this gesture.

Join us at 12:30PM as we welcome our Muslim brothers and sisters to their Friday prayers at 1168 Bloor Street West. Please note: this is not a rally or a protest. This is a religious gathering to stand in hope and peace with friends. We will stay outside until prayers begin at 1 and leave around 1:30 PM. Be prepared/dressed to be outside for an hour in any kind of weather.

IMPORTANT: We need rsvps by noon Thursday Feb. 2 for sidewalk space preparations..
ISARCMonday, January 30th, 2017 at 1:15pm
Check out the statement from the Toronto Board of Rabbis on the shooting in Quebec.

Watch ISARC Forum Video:

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