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Galle Magistrate Orders Arrest Of Suspects In Hikkaduwa Church Attacks

Today (Jan 16th) the Police submitted their report to the Additional Magistrate, Galle,on the Hikkaduwa church attacks, in which the Calvary Free Church and the Assembly of God – Hikkaduwa were damaged by a violent mob on Sunday, January 12th.

Police informed the Magistrate that at least 24 suspects had been identified. The Magistrate queried as to why the suspects were not produced in Court, and directed the police to take steps to immediately arrest the suspects and produce them in court.

Hikkaduwa Church attack suspect

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    1st Arrest Galabodaththe for inciting violence. He needs to be kept in check. IF not we are staring at a prolong war than the 3 decade war which we can hardly afford… If another war takes place it would be the minorities against the majority. NOT just Christian or Muslim…

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      Will any legal action expected to be taken be another farce like the attack on Muslim Mosques and the attack on Fashion Bug in which it was clearly seen how the law was manipulated to cover-up the true incident and save the true culprits involved.

      • 11
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        Well.

        Expect a loud demo followed by an attack on Galle Magistrate by BBS Gnassara.

        That is how the law works in “Debacle of Asia”!

        Cheers!

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          I am afraid Ben Hurling misses the plot. There were so many attacks on Churches and Mosques earlier. This time the Govt has
          told the Police and the judicial officers to appear to take some action – as Geneva beckons in March. The deflated Professori GLP will there hold Court and tell the UNHRC “here, see will you, we took action through the Police and Courts. What more can we do?”

          ADJP

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            ADJP,

            You might have a point there. Thanks!

            Rajapassa’s “able” cabinet has many options. Atleast they think so.

            Cheers!

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        Attack on Muslim Mosques?? were those regally built in ?? the problematic mosque in Anuradhapura was situated inside the “Mahameuwan garden ” which is nearly 2000 years old garden used by Buddhists.. Still belongs to them.. Muslim mosques was built inside and know you are talking nonsense..

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          ‘Mosques illegally built’ is a puss talk. None was proved to be illegal. Still why use force. Act lawfully. Is it a part of 2500 Buddhist Culture to be lawless and violent. There are numerous Buddhist constructions in every street corner and junction wherever a Boa plant is seen. Are they built legally?

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            Why Muslims wants to build a Mosque inside a land Buddhist temple ?? who are making problem every corner of the world and now talking like a saint

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          Look! We have a baboon!

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      ‘Mosques illegally built’ is a puss talk. None was proved to be illegal. Still why use force. Act lawfully. Is it a part of 2500 Buddhist Culture to be lawless and violent. There are numerous Buddhist constructions in every street corner and junction wherever a Boa plant is seen. Are they built legally? Tracing the history of the Monks involved in the attack will certainly reveal that they were made to take up robes when at they childhood age because they showed violent tendencies even as children and the parents who could not control them played safe by handing those violent children to the temples.

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      BBS is a Gota proxy , Gnanasara is just Gota’s puppet.

  • 19
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    Monks found guilty must be disrobed. They then pay for damages with personal assets.

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      They then pay for damages with personal assets????

      I thought the triply blessed monks are NOT allowed personal possessions? Are you saying that these triply blessed monks are breaking this and having personal property LOL

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        They have “enough and more” personal assets than the an average person!!! The saffron robe is just a cover for all the crimes they do!!

        As for the arrest order they will vanish into thin air and reappear for the next crime!!! The cycle will be repeated until they die of “overeating and over indulgence” There will be several “impostors” to continue the crimes!! This is the “Miracle of Asia”

    • 9
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      The Orders will come from the Chief In Justice to release them on bail and forward the file to the AG’s Dept to collect dust.

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      how can you put a financial value on the damage to the image of a country and to the religion that the monks are entrusted with?

  • 12
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    What is wrong with this Sri Lankan men. Are they gone nuts. Shame for Sri Lanka.
    Please respect other religion . It is important to understand others believes. Grow up Sri Lankans.
    What we had for past 30 years is good enough.
    Buddhism, Christianity,Islam and Hindus should live in Sri Lanka.
    I can’t imagine how Buddhist monk behave its a shame for Buddhism too.
    Leave a lone other religions if not you will not know the trouble you are trying to get into
    Burning a bible is calling a curse on the ones who have done. Am so sorry for them
    Jesus I don’t ask you to forgive them but please Heavenly Father punish them.
    We all are always with you god . Give us the leadership to fight for it.

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      P.Perera

      “I can’t imagine how Buddhist monk behave its a shame for Buddhism too.”

      It is not shameful act of Buddhists.

      It is a shameful act of Sinhala/Buddhism orchestrated by saffron clad Sinhala/Buddhist thugs.

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    Next news item the CJ over rules the order to arrest.

    His text as follows:

    The monks were leading a peaceful protest. The christian priests retaliated with violence and the monks have to take the law in to thier own hands

    I commend the restrain shown by the Monks, in the Buddhist tradition, by sparring the life of the Christians in the Church who were armed.

    We have studied the Video footage carefully and came to the conclusion the video footage is not genuine, but has been put together with the help of C4 to discredit the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism.

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    @
    OTC .
    They then pay for damages with personal assets????
    everyone Knows the assets they hoard unlike the previous old days Sincere Monks , when it was gamai pansalai , where they even gave away their own inheritance to people – does such Noble Monks exists today?

    when The Muslim Organization was collecting the payment for offering services to exporting companies there was so much accusations , but what about the millions collected else where ? are they ever audited? accounted for? now the Halal certification a birth right of a minority community’s dietary after being denied to be used in the citizen’s own land of birth is handled by a an international organization because it is required to target one of the world’s largest dietary market catering to about two billion consumers amounting to a turnover of over 2 trillion in US dollars ,is it not that’ What’s good for the goose good for the gander?
    ………………

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    I am eagerly waiting for the courts to start prosecuting these individuals. I cannot wait for these individuals to use in defence that the state must protect the Buddha Sena according to the constitution; thus, their actions were in keeping with the state responsibility. Let’s see!

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      Burning,I’m also eagerly waiting to see that I’m wrong to
      prejudge that what happened in the case of fashion bug,
      will repeat in courts!You see Christians,and Muslims are
      so generous and respectable and forgiving that they won’t
      want to prosecute their future converts!!!

  • 5
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    Three things can happen
    i)Galle magistrate can be termed as a person on NGO/diaspora payments hence he orders arrest of monks ;-)

    ii) the chief justice orders release of suspects as the files have gone missing

    iii)Attorney General says videos are fake Channel 4 propoganda hence release the suspects

  • 6
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    The majority of the Burghers of this country were not only blessed to have been allowed to move into west ,they also were wise decision makers,they did right by doing so to their children, while TB Jaya rejected any incentives for the Muslims as a whole when the British was handing over Independence by being over confident of trusting the Majority will not do no injustice to The Muslims, the Malays leaders made a wrong decision by turning down Malaysia’s offer inviting them to migrate something their children in the future may feel bitter about ,We have always stood by the majority since the very beginning of history to current times , for this loyality we were persecuted by The LTTE and to date some of our people are still living in refugee camps ,over and above now we are denied our basic rights for our dietary , but it is good for making money ,denial of simple religious needs ,It is a known fact it is our forefathers who brought trading and thought trading to most people here ,but today our business which is the only way of livelihood for most of us is targeted , we are a community who least burden the country’s free services and subsidiaries , even the poor somehow struggle and send their children to private schooling ,instead of appreciating the larger part of the community’s good side , always we are blamed and targeted for remote cases of crimes by individuals and the whole community is branded as criminals .. when it comes to maids working in the Mideast who are the largest foreign exchange earners , the hundreds of thousands who have benefited is never mentioned nor appreciated ,again only the few out of the hundreds of thousands who have faced harassment are always been complaint about as if the Maids in Cyprus never face similar situations ,or for that matter even right here in Sri Lanka, again it is also used as an instrument to target us the Muslims in Sri Lanka, such evil at heart , such venom of a people am still to meet. (of cause it is not meant to all ,but unfortunately today we see quiet a larger number willing to bite the bait of prejudice)
    Yes we know we may be the most persecuted minority in the future in Sri Lanka, until it is proven otherwise by His Excellency The President the only hope.

  • 5
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    all attacks on us The Muslims have been shoved under the carpet to date..

    It is really time that all The Muslim Politicians (Including The ones in the opposition) have a serious chat with His excellency the president and straighten up matters ,otherwise my advice is the Muslim community will be far better off voting for a Sinhala Buddhist Politician , even a Person like Mervin Silva has a sense of conscience ,and will stand by us if we sincerely vote for him..
    Enough is enough ,, the Muslim Politicians are turning out to be a bunch of damn jokers.

  • 6
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    It is time for Buddhists in Sri Lanka to learn the fundamentals of what the Buddha preached and that will in turn strip the pretenders of the powers they have acquired by false doctrines.

    This will not be easy because the vested interests will fight any such move vehemently for obvious reasons.

    Do not expect the govt to do it, because it is to their advantage to keeps things as they are.

    It is for us to figure it out.

  • 1
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    This is just a show for the Unhrc meeting in March. No one was arrested or convicted for previous attacks on churches and mosques. The Rajapaksas are trying to food the international community again with this farce. After the Unhrc meeting is over these attackers will be released and the whole drama forgotten.

  • 3
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    A few of these jokers put into prison will stop all this violence. Where there is a lack of justice and discipline from the top, these are the results.

  • 3
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    Don’t expect anything certain as punishment, as it will be stage managed for international media consumption. There is no confidence in the lop sided judiciary to serve in justice, compensation and punishment as a deterrent to future would be hate ‘mongrels’. These bigots are going to have it their way anyway. Just mark my word. The culprits are damn sure they will get off lightly with the full backing of the powers that be to manipulate proceedings to satisfy their end. This is a farce being carried out to fool the public. We have seen these type of drama before time and time again. The affected Church officials will probably ‘turn the other cheek’ and request Court to forgive them and opt not to press charges, as they belong to the clergy of majority community.

  • 2
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    The police should have battered those ugly buddhist monks with their batons. I would have enjoyed breaking the skull of that buddhist Monkey who tried to climb the gate. And beat the shyte out of those other phoney Buddhist bastards.

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    This attack is bad but nothing compared to Islamic Jihad attacks.

    e.g. Beruwala 2009 where 2 mosques were totally burned down and 15 people were killed.

    Suspected were never arrested!!

    Now another (these are daily occurrences in some countries).

    “Six people have been killed and a further 51 injured in a blast at a Pakistan seminary on Thursday night. Thousands of people had been gathered at the Christian religious school in Peshawar. Further reports indicate that two more people may have died, but the deaths are as yet unconfirmed.”

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    Also compare this to the 1990 Kathankundy mosque massacre!!

    Over 200 Muslims were killed by Tamil Hindu extremists.

    Some do have short memories.

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      wow, the clown fuckshitma is back with his pig brains spewing wisdom to all. welcome back clown. where have you been, cleaning tamil toilets???

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      Good deed for the human race.

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    in 1987 Muslims kileed 1000 Tamils in Batti , why dont you talk about that.

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    @fXXKIMA fUXKSHIMA , why do you keep talking to yourself?

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    As usual, Fucku has got his wires crossed. and hanging on to the wrong end of the stick. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    @Truth – thumps up ..
    Truth prevails over falsehood, and falsehood is bound to perish ..

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    @perera – what shocks me is not the behavior of such insanity coming from the suppose to be “minds that are train to restrain” ,but a segment of the majority who are suppose to be intelligent going out of the way to justify these actions of insanity .
    =====================================
    ‘Wickedness that manifests from an intelligent person is like a poisonous fruit springing from a fertile ground’
    (Alankaras:Sufi Peer Inayat Khan)

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    @fxckshima -you really don’t have anything up there right? so you would never get it.. poor wretch..

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    @Fathima Fukushima
    Also compare this to the 1990 Kathankundy mosque massacre!! Over 200 Muslims were killed by Tamil Hindu extremists. Some do have short memories.
    uNQTE:

    ONLY BECAUSE FOR STANDING LOYAL TO THE SINHALESE BUDDHIST MAJORITY- YES SINHALESE BUDDHIST PEOPLE DO HAVE SHORT MEMORIES -AGREED

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    Quote :::::
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    Deselva
    January 17, 2014 at 4:12 am
    Replyin 1987 Muslims kileed 1000 Tamils in Batti , why dont you talk about that.
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    Reply…………

    Hate begets hate.. when you sew papaya seeds do not expect pepper crops..

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    Is there any hope for a multicultural generated economy for Sri Lanka….?
    ======================================
    Overview – Australia in brief – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    http://www.dfat.gov.au › About Australia › Australia in brief‎
    Today, Australia is one of the world’s most multicultural countries, a nation rich … the world, the Asia–Pacific, Australia’s economy is set to prosper into the future.
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    How does multiculturalism benefit the economy – WikiAnswers
    wiki.answers.com › … › Categories › Business & Finance › Economics‎
    The multicultural society attracts other countries’ people invest money in Canada. A large … Therefore, multiculturalism is an essential factor to prosper the economy. … Multiculture is like in England people are from different parts of the world.
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    Education and the Rise of the Global Economy
    books.google.lk/books?isbn=1410601048
    Joel Spring – 1998 – ‎Education
    … prepares a multicultural and multilingual population for competitive world markets. … In 1997, for the second year in a row, the World Economic Forum ranked … What this means is that, unlike Asian countries such as Japan and Korea, which … as one nation, or maintain the will to survive and prosper in an uncertain world.
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    NO SINGLE SRI LANKAN POLITICIAN HAVE SO FAR BEEN ABLE TO OFFER A PERFECT ALTERNATIVE THAT WILL CREATE A POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR A MULTICULTURAL COUNTRY THAT CAN BE USED TO THE PROSPERITY OF THE COUNTRY INCLUDING FOR SPREADING OF PEACE & HARMONY AMONG ALL PEOPLE.

    EVERYONE HAVE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO DO SO BY LIP SERVICE ,BUT IN REALITY THEY HAVE NO ABILITY OF CREATIVENESS ,EVERYONE TO DATE SOME HOW CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY FOLLOW THE BANDARANAIKE POLITICAL DISSIMULATION OF THE MAJORITY…

    Sri Lanka badly needs a new generation of Politicians , modern in thinking to face the challenges of the world today , with sincerity, and boldness serving and providing with a transparent system that provides every community opportunity as per percentage of population , two things must stop ,lying that all will be provided equally ‘a myth never possible in a multicultural society and number two get rid of the sumah biz,, subsidiaries that the country can not actually afford and Pin pady (free handouts) and encourage local based NGOs of each community to take care of their own people..

    Do we have anyone bold enough to take such a challenge? or is it that the people of this country will not want to let go the sumah biz and the politicians will have no choice ,but to go on borrowing and feeding free ,until we one day end up completely bankrupt?

    we have still not finished the loans spent by successive governments of the past on the war and thew present to end the war may have cost the government many folds more than all that was borrowed in the last 30 years that keep the war going, then over it the money borrowed for development ,mean time no sign of any security is seen for investors after the end of the war .. so where do we go from here? down the palamer back to the bottom pitch I assure if the present trend of racism continues ,,

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    Attention :Muslims –

    We must form a group ,by selecting able young Muslim men & women educated and with a broad horizon, and educate our community by going house to house how and whom they must Vote for in future ,it does not have to be a Muslim MP, they have failed us, why not consider a sinhalese MP,? why not? There are Gentleman Like Hon>Dilan Perera ,Hon.Dr.Sarath Amunugama, & on the opposition there is Hon. Anura Dissanayake, — we must think Sri Lankan in future , our needs are much easy for a sincere Politician to help us with ,which all our Muslim politicians who had the power and could have done , did sweet nothing , if you continue to vote for Muslim congress and allow buffoons like faizer Mustafa to enter parliament , remember my words today it would be suicide , the only Politicians I still have some hope and respect among the Muslim are Hon.Fowzie(but he has done his part as much as he can & Chandrika was nasty did not give him enough leverage to work freely unlike her mother ,)the others are Azath Sally.,kabeer Hasheem & Imthiaz Bakeer Markar ,only If they are willing to Join the winning side , we can not live in dreams … Think about it , but come what may ,please if you have any wisdom left in you and if you really care for the future of our children make sure you end the political grip of the Cursed party and its leader Rauf hakeem and under no circumstance I plead in allah’s name ever allow The Buffoon faizer mustafa an idiot and an arrogant ungrateful fool to ever enter parliament, how can you trust him who had no gratitude to his own people or village and has no idea of even offering simple muslim prayers ? he is a misfit …

    Muslims must also let go UNP it is a dead duck,,

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      Beginning from the Arab Spring there is a new political climate developing all over the world which is specifically noticeable in non-Western Countries. This change has come to the door-steps of Asia with Imran Khan’s, non-traditional party in Pakistan, becoming a formidable challenge to the traditional, in India peoples’ shift towards the new party ‘Am Admi’ in the Delhi State election is another indication with similar developments in Thailand. In all these more importantly than any other, issues such as corruption, good governance and peoples’ welfare are seen as the mainly focussed issues. Such developments could be seen in Sri Lanka as well, although in a small scale. As such Muslims trying to change their approach only ‘within the existing political circle’ will only mean still dancing within ‘a already failing system’. Therefore, it will be only wisdom on the part of the Muslims to seek engagement with emerging ‘new forces’ who aim to bring about a change by defeating the ‘old corrupt political circle’.

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        Imran Khan is just a Pashtun Nationalist . He never criticises the Taleban because the Taleban is primarily a Pashtun movement.

        Arab spring is overhyped ; the crown jewel of the Arab spring Egypt saw the Islamic supremacist Muslim Brotherhood take control and promptly started to disenfrancise Copts and seculars. Then the Army took control and promptly started to abuse Muslim Brotherhood protesters and later liberals. Now we are back to square one where the Army who was the power behind Mubarak is now back in the driver’s seat after having laid low during the ouster of Mubarak. The Army never relinquished power and that is the problem with Egypt.

        In Bahrain the Sunni Arab monarchies squashed the Shia protesters.

        In Syria Al Qaeda and other assorted Takfiris , who are the leading anti Assad fighters , have driven Alawites, Christians and Kurds to oppose them and are having battles with moderate Sunnis.

        Iraq is again descending into civil war with Al Qaeda affiliated militants taking control of Anbar province.

        Lebanon is split along sectarian lines and has seen a few tit for tat attacks by Sunnis against Shia and vice versa, owing to the Syrian conflict.

        Tunisia seems ok for now as the Islamists there didn’t push their luck like the Muslim brotherhood did.


        1 factor preventing democrasy in Arab countries are Islamist parties in government, because mixing religion and politics will always disenfranchise seculars and non Muslims.

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    We must kick the yakos on their bloody backs once and for all &bring in people who will sincerely address our distress, make sure the priority is given to the North & east refugees still stuck in camps and the once resettled and not settled at all , they have no water, no proper sanitation for the women folk , no income , they are suffering you should take a trip down and see for yourself , there is a good for nothing Politician in mannar from rauf hakeem’s party enjoying life while people in his area are suffering.

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    Yes,arrest inorder for a speedy release.

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    Church is a business enterprise.

    Sri Lankan should understand that.

    “A group of United Church ministers in Ontario has joined Canada’s largest private-sector union.

    Clergy have launched Unifaith, a community chapter of Unifor, which has more than 300,000 members.

    ‘The institutional church was not able to do much for us.’
    – Rev. Jim Evans

    “A large number of colleagues are aware of issues of workplace bullying, isolation and desolation for those serving in their vocation. This has been an ongoing concern for us for many years now,” said Rev. Jim Evans, Unifaith’s interim president. “We’ve looked at various ways to address what could happen in terms of advocacy and professional development for those who are indeed in desperate circumstances.”

    According to Evans, he and volunteers from the United Church have spent a decade educating colleagues in self-care and social unionism, communicating with church people across the country, and researching concerns regarding benefits, pensions, church closures and other issues.

    “The institutional church was not able to do much for us,” Evans said. “They could pray for us, but in terms of providing effective, approved accountability to uphold the values and policies of safety and job security and protecting [us] … from workplace violence and harassment, it was very limited.”

    Nora Sanders, the general secretary of the United Church of Canada, said church membership has declined by about 20 per cent since 2004 and that between 50 and 60 churches are closing every year. All of that is affecting job security for the clergy.

    “So I suspect the issues this group has raised are part of a bigger picture that’s under review in our church right now, of our structures and how we do our work to make sure our resources are focused on the work of faith,” she said.

    Community chapter, not a local

    The new national faith workers association was formed under the Unifor banner but is not a local. Instead, it’s a community chapter.

    On its website, Unifor describes community chapters as “a new form of union membership that aims to reach out to groups of workers that are generally excluded from union membership.”

    Potential groups may include those in workplaces where organizing campaigns have not yet succeeded; workers in precarious jobs; unemployed workers; students and any other group of workers hoping to improve their economic and social conditions.

    Community chapter members still pay dues: a minimum of $5 a month for “non-waged members” and a $10 minimum for waged members.

    The Unifaith movement is a national initiative with members across Canada.

    “To be in solidarity with our clergy brothers and sisters is an opportunity for us to do something that is going to change those realities,” Evans said of the problems clergy face in the church.

    No strikes

    Community chapters don’t negotiate collective bargaining agreements with any employer. Evans said there is no chance of a strike at any time.

    Evans said “part of the goal” is to get enough members to sign union cards to be certified under labour legislation to negotiate collective agreements with the United Church.

    “Many would joke about clergy marching around churches. That’s not an approach we would take,” Evans said. “We work with our congregation. We serve our congregation. Our employment is with the United Church of Canada.” “

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