Society should not stand for racism

Racism is a social pathology. Whenever it raises its ugly head

Racism is a social pathology.

Whenever it raises its ugly head, we see diseased and sick people responsible. It can be targeted at Jews, as happened recently in Victoria, or it can aim at certain Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, First Nation people, or any identifiable group of people.

Who the victim is matters less than the fact that somebody allows his or her sickness to be displayed publicly.

They must stop and perpetrators must be rehabilitated to decency and core values at the heart of any civilized society. That is the core tenant of the Victoria Multifaith Society — an organization of Bahais, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Unitarians and First Nations people.

We abhor racism in all its many forms and raise core values central in all our faith traditions.

Our intention and hope is to foster a more caring, compassionate and loving society, which can bridge differences with respect, without giving license to racism and intolerance.

We invite people of all spiritual traditions to join with us in this ongoing work.

Dale Perkins

Victoria Multifaith Society