Response to Banning Kirpan at Que. National assembly
A Catholic perspective
From my understanding, the motion to ban the ceremonial daggers from the provincial legislature at the Quebec national assembly shouldn’t even be a concern. When Canada became a country, Quebec was included -aside from their identity debate- therefore they follow the same policy’s that Canadians follow too. Such as “Canada seeks to define how all Canadian’s- whatever the ethnic, cultural linguistic of religious background- make up fabric of nation and identity. Bylaw all are to participate equally in everyday aspects of Canadian life, while at time persevering their cultural heritage”. Meaning that aside from Quebec’s values, they are intended to respect Canadian policy’s and abide by the our Multicultural Act.
According to the Nostra Aetate “no foundation therefore remains, for any theory or practice that leads to discrimination between man and man or people and people, so far as their human dignity and rights flowing from it are concerned”. To explain, “no foundation” refers to no reason, therefore concluding that their really is no reason for people to discriminate against another’s religion because we are a country of not only multiculturalism at stated, but also one of pluralism.
I would also like you to be aware “religion urgers all to foget the past and to work sinclerly for mutual understanding and to persever as well as promote together for the benefit of all man kind social justice and moral welfare, as well as peace and freedom”. As a catholic we [the church] have to forgive and forget the past actions of society and understand that we are all different and we should all respect each other. Banning the Sikhs from wearing their cereimonaly daggers, is like taking away a persons right to freedom of speech or in this case freedom of religion or to express there religious beliefs. Which in conclusion, the St.Annes Catholic Church is strongly opposited in regards to the...
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