Christian, Jewish, Muslim Faith and Cultural Groups Call News Conference re: Harper Government’s Dismal Record on Human Rights for Palestinians and the Growing Canadian Movement to Uphold those Rights
On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 2 pm at the Religious Society of Friends, 60 Lowther Ave. , a number of Canadian regional and national faith and cultural organizations will hold a news conference to:
·denounce recent decisions of the Harper Government regarding human rights for the Palestinian people;
·outline the dangers that such ideological and politically motivated decisions pose to democracy, Canadian values and the upholding of international law;
·witness to the growing Canadian multi-faith and cross-cultural solidarity being built regarding the seeking of human rights for Palestinian people and a just peace for all who live in the land our faith groups call holy.
Participating and making statements in the news conference will be:
·Brian McIntosh, Holy Land Awareness and Action Task Group, South West Presbytery of the United Church of Canada ;
·Judy Deutsch, Toronto Chapter of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV);
·Khaled Mouammar, President of the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF);
·Wahida Valiante, President of the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC);
·Lyn Adamson, Toronto Quaker community.
With luck I may be able to attend;)