CURB “Welcomes & Applauds” Church’s Efforts

May 30, 2018 | 5 Comments

CURB has said that it “welcomes and applauds” the Roman Catholic Church’s launching of an anti-racism initiative.

A spokesperson said, “CURB welcomes and applauds the Roman Catholic Church’s efforts to engage and explore the subject of racism in the Bermuda-context. Recognizing and examining the history of the church and understanding the need to encourage group discussion around difficult subject matters is the first step towards a greater awareness and empathy for that which divides us and helps identify those things that we share.

“Those who value their freedom of faith without valuing freedom, equality and justice in broader areas of life, have only a narrow application and limited view of the roots of their own faith.

“We note that the Church is not hiding the discussions behind the veil of diversity and inclusion, which often times is the safer more comfortable subject to talk about, and instead is honestly attempting to address racism head on by naming it.

“Faith communities and individuals of faith have a long history of being present and center in the fight for freedom and justice. It was so in the fight for Civil Rights in the U.S., where it was at the apex of the movement, and we saw it demonstrated by Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X on behalf of the Muslim community.

“There are those who broke the vessels of traditional and sacred values in order to serve up revolutionary social change, and we see this reflected in Christ’s ministry.

“Seeking new knowledge, authentic discussion and learning around race is key to speaking the truth to each other in love within a faith community. For those who are Christian there is a responsibility to talk about race in the context of Christ and their faith, and the Roman Catholic Church and their Peace & Social Justice Committee is confronting this with courage and determination.”

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  1. cpm says:

    Now curb is involved in my church I will probably leave

  2. PANGAEA says:

    Bermuda has long since become a cosmopolitan country.

    Bermuda which needs to grow up and become a civilised unified nation.
    People with devisive intent to promote personal gain need to change their tune and not drag the country down into the pit of dispair.

    The entire world is watching.

    To survive this country of ours needs to be better than best as we all have a part to play.

    The friend you make to day is the friend you may need tomorrow.

  3. Pat E says:

    CURB believes that racism is a one-way street.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      And they’ll keep redefining it or moving the goal posts to make sure it stays that way.

  4. aceboy says:

    Politics makes strange bedfellows!

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