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PANCAP Justice For All St. Kitts And Nevis Faith Leaders Have Begun “Movement”
- Last Updated on Saturday, 30 November 2013 05:16
- Published on Saturday, 30 November 2013 05:16
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National conversations emanating from the Justice for All programme are already blossoming with faith leaders setting the tone. In St. Kitts and Nevis the consultations inspired Faith-based leaders to present a declaration based on dignity and justice for all. The declaration reads:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
We believe therefore that in our Federation, we ought to adopt a policy that is common to all for implementation by all.
Furthermore, we continue to encourage our membership to lead by example and to refrain from stigmatization and discrimination against persons who appear to be different from ourselves.
This would include persons living with HIV and AIDS, cancer, the poor and needy, and those with different orientations.
To this end, we implore our communities to be vigiliant in safeguarding what is just, honest, and sincere in our interaction with one another.
Arch Deacon, Dr. Alleyne Isaacs who delivered the declation promised it would be read by leaders in all churches on Sunday, December 1, World AIDS Day. “This gracious, yet powerful gesture is indeed a defining moment which has launched a momentum in the Caribbean. By igniting a “positive spiritual flame” the movement has begun towards a society brimming with “love, compassion, respect and tolerance for all God’s creations.