Over the past few months the eyes of our nation have been fixed on the appointment process of a new Commissioner of Police (CoP). The debate at all levels of society about the process and the eventual selection of the CoP is indicative that Trinidad and Tobago is becoming a mature democracy.
This type of cross-sectional debate is socially and spiritually healthy according to Catholic social teaching.
Participation is a key principle of Catholic social teaching that claims that all people are equal in dignity and have a right to participate in civil society. At its core, the principle of participation is shared responsibility for decision-making and for creating justice in every aspect of life.