Fighting Poverty with Faith: 2017 Vigil at the State House
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Fighting Poverty with Faith: 2017 Vigil at the State House

Fighting Poverty with Faith: 2017 Vigil at the State House

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State House Rotunda

82 Smith Street

Providence, RI

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RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty

9th Annual Vigil at the State House


We gather as a diverse community of faith to remind our elected officials of their responsibility to those living in poverty. We believe that all Rhode Islanders deserve nutritious food, affordable housing, decent wages, quality education and accessible healthcare.

We will:

  • bear witness to our faith traditions' teachings that we are to be a community that cares for all, not just some;

  • call on elected officials to govern with care, compassion and wisdom;

  • propose specific policies for legislative action in 2016; and

  • find -- and offer -- inspiration and encouragement in the struggle for economic justice.

Please join us.


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What are my parking options? There is limited street and lot parking available near the State House. There is also parking available for a small fee at the Providence Mall parking lot.

Why register? Your advance registration allows us to estimate how many people to expect. Sharing your contact information also adds you to our monthly e-mail newsletter, so you can keep up with the RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty throughout the year. You do not need to bring a ticket. While advance registration is helpful, it is not required.

How can I contact the organizer with questions? Contact Emily at RIinterfaithcoalition@gmail.com or 401.421.4111 ext. 161.

What if I am a clergy person interested in participating in the annual reading of names? Contact Emily (RIinterfaithcoalition@gmail.com). Clergy will meet at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church BY 2PM for a pre-event program to learn more about our advocacy issues and prepare for the Vigil. We will march together to the State House, arriving a few minutes before 3PM.

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