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Panel discussion to observe World Day of Social Justice

As the world will observe World Day of Social Justice on Thursday, February 20, the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) is calling on all citizens to work together to develop Trinidad and Tobago’s capacity to build a just society.

Developing our capacity to build a just society is the theme of the CCSJ’s panel discussion which takes place Tuesday, February 18 at Our Lady of Fatima, Bushe Street, Curepe from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free to members of the public.

Panel speakers are Madam Justice Donna Prowell-Raphael, Chair/Judge of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal; Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Dean, Faculty of Law, UWI, St Augustine Campus; Fr Arnold Francis, Parish Priest, Our Lady of Fatima; Charlene Pedro, Founder & CEO, Conventus Consultinc; and Gregory Delzin, Attorney-at-Law and Chair, Sentencing Commission.

The discussion will be moderated by Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ.

A release from the CCSJ reiterated Pope Francis’ words that no-one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world.

“Everybody, according to his or her particular opportunities and responsibilities, should be able to make a personal contribution to putting an end to so many social injustices. The culture of selfishness and individualism that often prevails in our society is…not what builds up and leads to a more habitable world: rather, it is the culture of solidarity that does so; the culture of solidarity means seeing others not as rivals or statistics, but brothers and sisters….” (Pope Francis).

For further information contact Leela Ramdeen on 299-8945.