TORONTO, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ - In an unprecedented act of unity, senior and distinguished leaders from diverse religious traditions, representing over 250 faith leaders, will be available Thursday, April 4 at 12:40 p.m. at City Hall to speak to their Interfaith Statement Opposing Casino Expansion in the Greater Toronto Area.
The faith leaders are urging Toronto City Councillors and GTA Councillors to vote against accepting any new casinos. This is the first ever major statement signed by leaders across the religious spectrum in the GTA on a public policy issue.
|WHAT:||News conference with leaders representing over 250 faith leaders across the GTA|
|WHEN:||12:40 p.m. Thursday April 4, 2013|
|WHO:||Facilitators: Rev. Christopher White and Anela Jadunandan|
|The Canadian Council of Imams: Shaikh Habeeb Alli|
|Hindu Dharma Mission of Canada: Pandit Suraj Persad|
|Toronto Board of Rabbis: Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl|
|GTA Council of Christian Churches: Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastrandrea|
|Anglican Diocese of Toronto: Bishop Philip Poole|
|Jain Society of Toronto: Dr. Raj Patil|
|Guru Ram Das Ashram: Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa|
|WHERE:||Toronto City Hall, Rotunda, main floor (100 Queen St. W.)|
|NOTES:|| The Interfaith Statement Opposing Casino Expansion in the GTA will be
available online at www.NoCasinoToronto.com on April 4 at 1 p.m.
|Spokespeople will be available to do interviews in multiple languages.|
SOURCE: Faith Leaders Of The Greater Toronto Area
For further information:
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