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All have role to play in vision of united community – Jennifer McCann

14 May, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann welcomed the recent announcement by the First & Deputy First Ministers when she addressed an Equality & Diversity Conference this morning.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“Equality and inclusion are key building blocks in the creation of a better future for all. Individually and collectively we all have a role to play in ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life regardless of religion, ethnicity, ability, gender or sexual orientation.

“Good relations across all parts of our community are an essential ingredient of building a prosperous, peaceful and safe society, which is enriched by diversity and welcoming to all. 

“The announcement last week in relation to the new good relations strategy, Together: Building a United Community, is a very positive step forward in making that become a reality.

“Our vision is a united community based on equality of opportunity, the desirability of good relations and reconciliation. One that is strengthened by its diversity, where cultural expression is celebrated and embraced and where everyone can live learn, work and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance."

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