Sym­bol­ism and the St. Lu­cian Imag­i­na­tion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Mr. Cenac’s ar­ti­cle is right on point. As Chris­tians we must be­come aware of gov­ern­men­tal at­tack on our re­li­gious free­dom. All ef­forts must be taken to de­fend th­ese re­li­gious val­ues that we hold dear. How­ever, we must also be­come aware that we are part of this world and that there must be a level of ac­com­mo­da­tion for the poli­cies of this world. An im­por­tant point ref­er­enced in Mr. Cenac’s ar­ti­cle states, “Give unto Cae­sar all that is Cae­sar’s . . . and unto God all things that is God”. This is an im­por­tant pas­sage in the holy text be­cause it shows that God un­der­stands that our life on earth will re­quire us to en­gage in daily ac­tiv­i­ties that might con­tra­vene our faith. We must avoid the slip­pery slope of re­fus­ing to en­gage with our com­mu­nity based on re­li­gious be­lief. The par­tic­u­lar day is not what is of im­por­tance but our in­ward be­lief and how we man­i­fest that be­lief to glory the fa­ther that is in heaven.

- Dr. Alvin Abra­ham In light of ac­cu­sa­tions of sex­ual as­sault made by the In­de­pen­dent Can­di­date for Mi­coud North, Jean­nine Comp­ton-An­toine, against for­mer Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Ezechiel Joseph on Sun­day May 29, 2016, Speak Out St. Lu­cia (S.O.S.) con­tends that it is ev­ery vic­tim’s right to speak out in their own time re­gard­less of the per­sons in­volved. This in­ci­dent high­lights the need for is­sues af­fect­ing women to be placed at the top of the agenda of the can­di­dates now vy­ing to Five-Point Plan nor the Fif­teen Pledges ad­dress women’s and chil­dren’s is­sues which are ex­tremely crit­i­cal at this time. S.O.S. ap­peals to all Saint Lu­cians to put an end to vic­tim bash­ing, and de­mands that women’s is­sues form part of the con­tin­u­ous de­bate and dis­cus­sion by our rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

- Nor­bert Wil­liams

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