23 January 2009

Church blames strike for loss in attendance - cancels Sunday service

Headline reads: Ottawa transit strike strands worshippers; Faith communities forced to cancel services [my emphasis]

Oh, ye of little faith!

In my community, the transit situation has only very lately improved. Until about six months ago, we had no Sunday service at all. Zero. Zilch. Zippo.

During a project I did on women in poverty in this community, one woman told me of walking five miles every Sunday to get to Church. Each way. She has scoliosis and arthritis. Of course, she'd likely do that even with Sunday bus service. She and the majority of women I interviewed had to walk everywhere regardless: public transit is a luxury few of them can afford.

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