Monday, June 28, 2010

After the summit(s)

I'm sure you're all 'up to here' with news and opinions on the G8/G20 Summits this week. Add in a tornado plus an earthquake and it's been a bad week.

What was most disappointing was how the opportunity for groups to come together to debate change resulted in destruction and chaos. Regardless of which side of the fence a community stood, no one heard anyone.

Giving someone a voice doesn't mean shouting over anyone else. Building community doesn't mean destroying someone else's. Courage of one's convictions doesn't mean such narrowness that one can't listen to dissenting opinions and find some value.

As we move to Canada Day celebrations, let's remember our strength as a larger community is in our diversity.

No comments: