Minister Caines To Host Inter-Faith Meeting

September 6, 2017

The issue of violence in the community will be discussed when the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, meets with members of Bermuda’s inter-faith community tomorrow [Sept. 7].

Minister Wayne Caines Bermuda TC September 6 2017

“Minister Caines has passionately expressed his commitment to engaging all sectors of the community about crime and violence,” the Ministry said.

“At tomorrow’s meeting, Minister Caines will have in depth, solutions based discussions with clergy leaders about ways to reduce violence, as well as put in place relevant support systems for Bermuda’s at risk population.”

Minister Caines said, “Part of our goal for tomorrow’s inter-faith meeting is to have an open and collaborative dialogue about addressing the root causes of violence and anti-social behavior.

“Our hope is to work in partnership to tackle multi-generational unaddressed trauma. And among the results we are seeking to achieve is being able to identify tangible, meaningful and long term solutions to the issues we face as a community.”

Tomorrow’s meeting will take place at the Heritage Worship Centre from 6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

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  1. Separation of Church and State? says:

    Can someone explain this please?

  2. Pluralistic society says:

    I am led to belive that Bermuda is.

    Let’s reflect.

    Have a blessed day!

  3. Zevon says:

    If he’s just involved lving the clergy, that is not “all sectors of the community”.

  4. wahoo says:

    I think I have an answer to the root cause of anti-social behavior but nobody wants to hear what I have to say ‘cept de choir and they already believe. Maybe we just close our eyes and pray like crazy that is not too much like work right?

  5. separation of church and state =please listen says:

    Separation of Church and State here goes and explanation

    there are over 150 Houses of Faith (HOF) in Bermuda

    1 many are in prime locations and thus make good meeting grounds and community action points
    2. many have funds and individuals that can be mobilized to action quickly
    3 many have mandates to meet the needs of the community
    4 many church members have family members that are caught up in the gang life or have had negative experiences with the life
    5 many HOF have money set aside for community out reach
    6 many have congregants who are trained to serve and are ready to serve

    those are just quick points

    many just see blind sheep, but there is a phenomenal opportunity to encourage a resource rich community to meet the pressing needs as apposed to simply talking about or preaching about the problem

  6. Jose says:

    Useful ? Let’s preach to the choir ,feels nice though ,but hey Wayne preach to them about equality also gay lives ,matter too .

  7. Vote for Me says:

    The meeting is one in a series of meetings with various stakeholders.

    While there is an undercurrent of separation of ‘church and state’, it does not equate to exclusion of church. The faith community have a definite role to play in helping to curb and eliminate anti social behavior.

    When the state faces a catastrophe, who do we run to for assistance?

  8. princess says:

    People keep talking about separation of church and state but in the Western World laws and the moral standards are dictated by the Ten Commandants.

    • bda says:

      oh dear, princess….education cures religion…please, educate yourself.

    • Zevon says:

      Where are the laws about craven images then? Why isn’t it illegal to dishonour your parents? Where is the law about coveting your neighbour’s property?

      The ten commandments deal with the things they thought were important. No craven images, no other gods, don’t work on Sundays. Vital things like that.
      But no commandment about slavery, because the bible says slavery is perfectly fine. No commandment about pedophilia, because that wasn’t important to them. Abuse children as much as you like, according to the ten commandments, just as long as you don’t forget to worship the right imaginary superbeing.

  9. Cow Polly says:

    From what I’ve understood from ‘troubled teens’ who live with church going parents they buckle under the pressure of being constantly told they are a disappointment to the Lord or they do not walk the path of righteousness and are prevented from expressing themselves as most youngsters wish to. Perhaps Mr Caines should throw that out there as a root cause of violence and anti social behavior.

  10. O.M.G says:

    Unfortunately until to get to the root of this which is home and there mothers, can’t say fathers because that’s the problem most of the time no fathers raising there children. It’s time we stop making excuses for the way people live. You have a relationship, GET MARRIED, AND THEN HAVE CHILDREN. Then you have two people raising the child. That’s what needs to be taught.

  11. bda says:

    ” You have a relationship, GET MARRIED, AND THEN HAVE CHILDREN. Then you have two people raising the child. That’s what needs to be taught.”

    then why does this government concentrate of preventing gay people from getting married…and make no mention of the actual social problems in Bermuda? Is it because they’re bigots? selfish? hypocrites?