Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Heart of the Good News
Are the principles of equality and diversity rooted in Jesus' life and teachings?
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Heart of the Good News. In a patriarchal society, Jesus treated women with respect. He mixed with the poor, the marginalised, those considered to be outcasts, people with disabilities, those with dreaded skin diseases, mental health problems, possessed by evil spirits, of different nationalities and from different traditions, and those living by a different moral code. Jesus did not reject or seek to avoid any of these people. Jesus met all who came to him with love and respect no matter what they had done. He might not always have approved of their behaviour or some or their lifestyles, but his starting point was love and respect. Principles of equality and diversity are firmly rooted in the Kingdom of God.