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Equality

Priorities

Priority A - All are of equal value to one another.

All of us are made by and of value to God and so should be of equal value to one another.

Priority B - All Government activities should promote and protect equal respect and dignity to all

A civilised society is one which treats all its members with equal respect and dignity throughout their lives and in which all government activities reflect and protect that.

Priority C - All should be entitled to share, discuss and challenge each other according to our differing values and belief systems

The broader civic agenda should reflect the right of individuals and groups to hold value and belief systems and live according to them providing those beliefs promote and protect the equality of all human beings.

Everyone in society is equally entitled to share and discuss those values and beliefs.

This also means that individuals and groups are equally entitled to challenge one another’s values and actions.

Christian Context

The purpose of this statement is to provide a clear framework within which policies can be developed.  It reflects a Biblical Christian approach to equality, based on the example of Jesus who was open to everybody but always ready to challenge and be challenged.  Our starting point is Genesis 1:27 "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them". But we are all equally able to get things wrong Romans 3:23 "...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God".  We therefore believe that all people are significant and of equal value to God and should be treated equally, with courtesy, dignity and justice.

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