“Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.”— United Nations.
Trinidad and Tobago is more fortunate than most and we sometimes forget that our little islands have the potential to boast a successful model of co-existence worldwide. Unfortunately, there are a few who revel in a crass vilifying of anything outside ‘their’ group.
As Catholics, we are called not to participate in anything that foments hatred or division, but rather be unifiers in thought and action, respecting the inherent dignity of all.