Sunday, 23 August 2015

"An injury to one is an injury to all" - Women's Day at St. George's Cathedral

Upon CHATT and the Cathedral's request, Fr. Rowan Smith preached at our Cathedral on Women's Day (9 August). Fr. Rowan reminded us why we mark Women's Day and talked about the diverse and united group of women who marched in 1956 for equality and against discrimination.

Powerful quotes from Fr. Rowan's talk:
  • In 2015, women still are not safe to walk without harassment and abuse.
  • We must speak out against patriarchy, including in our own church.
  • If we are talking about human dignity and human rights, it is wrong to exclude women from ministry. Their call comes from Jesus.
  • As Christians, our task is to contribute to God's world of justice, truth and love.
  • We are called daily to transform our communities. Everyday is an opportunity to show God's love.
Thank you Fr. Rowan for the reminder that 'an injury to one is an injury to all' and for challenging us to confront stigma and discrimination in our Cathedral and city.