It Really Is Simple

“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.” Albert Einstein Equality is straightforward.  Winston Churchill once said, “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.”  Equality is one of those single words that embodies a “great” concept that appeals…

The Tipping Point

Over a century ago, Frederick Douglass, American social reformer, orator, writer, statesman and one-time slave, clearly outlined the consequences of inequality. “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons…

Canada Celebrates

February is a time when Canadians celebrate the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada’s black community. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, stated, “As Canadians, it’s important to remember those who came before us, and the sacrifices they made to help build the country we have today. Central to our history…

The Equal Threat

Humanity shares one common state.  We inhabit a world that is in peril.  We are under equal threat. “We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.  We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.” Stephen Hawking

The Right Time

“Virtue can only flourish among equals.” Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 – 1797) was a British writer, philosopher and advocate of women’s rights. She was also the mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, aka Mary Shelley who gave us “Frankenstein.” Mary Wollstonecraft wrote novels, travel narratives, a conduct book and history of the French Revolution.  She…

Worth the Effort

Equality is a principle that we all embrace with great enthusiasm.  It is an ideal that honours the spirit of community and fair-mindedness.  Acting on this high standard is where we encounter challenges to our value and belief systems.  “Walking the talk”, is very different from engaging in a theoretically discussion. Mary Douglas (1921-2007), a British…