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Sep. 20, 2021 | Monday
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Letter: Baha'is urge NOTL to be more inclusive and welcoming

Dear editor:

A fundamental belief in the equality of all people is a core principle of the Baha'i faith, as indeed it is in the faiths of all people.  

It is for this reason that the Baha'is of Niagara-on-the-Lake strongly support the work of the town's inclusivity committee, which earlier this year carried out a survey designed to help the town council make our community a more inclusive and welcoming one.

But surely this is really the responsibility of the citizens of this place – the place where we all live and which we all love.  

We would like to join others in working to increase such a sense of inclusion with and for all, without waiting for the town council to assume this responsibility.

We want not just Niagara-on-the-Lake but all of Canada – indeed all of the world – to leave behind suspicion and fear of the "other" and the "different," and to become a place of humble, helpful friendliness.  

We welcome any opportunity to do so.

Charlotte Letkemann

Hugh Church