I acknowledge and applaud that CRIMEPROOF is an international, multicultural and inclusive organization with Christian, Muslim, Indigenous, Jewish, Bahai, Buddhist, Jehovah Witness families etc. We express our faith differently, but we all know Jesus lived so when I speak about Jesus, I include all faiths and all spiritual beliefs.
The title of my speech today is John 8: The Women condemned by Others but Loved by God. In this Bible passage an angry mob bring a woman they have labeled an “adulteress” and ask Jesus to condemn her according to the “law” so they can stone her. Jesus is deeply troubled and quiet and reflects for many moments before answering them. Finally, he stands up and says, “let he/she who has no sin cast the first stone”. One by one they leave and he tells the woman “neither will I judge you, go and sin no more”.
Each and every one of us have sin and have committed sin and have secrets. We are in no position to judge or condemn anyone. Our only option is to help and serve one another – lift each other up.
National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health NCYMH Equity & Unity
“Let’s imagine and work together towards a world where every human being is given an equal opportunity to Be Physically and Mentally Healthy, given equal opportunities to Learn, Thrive, and Succeed in Education, Work, and Life. ”The I Can’t Breathe Equity and Unity bi-weekly systemic discrimination workshops are available interactively via private livestreaming workshops provided through VIMEO, which every child and student across Canada can access through a full trust Cyber Risk Assessed and Approved Child Safe registration.
All students from every race, culture and economic background need to learn about Diversity and Inclusion so that unity and anti-racism is possible and there is an equal playing field for student, career and life success.