Thoughts along the path . . .


Justice #1 (Unity Café)

When you hear or read the word “justice,” what do you think about? Civil courts? Lawyers? Local police enforcement? Jury duty? Freedom marches? Or even examples of injustice? These are just some of the ideas that come to mind for many of us.

Another question might be: What kind of justice? Who sets the standard and who enforces it? What happens when there are competing interests? And are we talking about social justice, gender equity, economic justice, equal access to resources, care for our planet, or perhaps even disputes between neighbours and friends?

If these sorts of questions interest you, I do hope you’ll attend the next Unity Café on 26 March. Due to COVID, we cannot offer the sociability and refreshments of an in-person event. Fortunately, we found in January’s Unity Café that we could still have a great evening through sharing ideas in a relaxed atmosphere with other friendly people.

So what will be the program this month? Through 3 mini-presentations we will learn about and then discuss some of the principles of justice. Rolando Aguilera in London (Ontario) will explore the topic of “Spiritual Justice - Medicine for the Modern Mind.” Next, Jordan Bighorn in Winnipeg will reflect on “Canadian and Global Perspectives about Racial Justice.” And then to close this part of the evening, I will share some ideas and propose actions related to “Environmental Justice for Our Home Planet.”

You are invited to join the next Unity Café on the evening of Friday 26 March at 7:30pm via Zoom. Hosted by members of the local Baha’i community, this event is open to everyone. To receive the Zoom link, please contact us ahead of time through this email address: < > .

We hope to see you that evening and will be interested to know your ideas about “justice,” too.




Submitted to Ayr News by Jaellayna Palmer, March 2021

© Jaellayna Palmer 2021