PRESS RELEASE: JESUIT CENTRE FOR FAITH AND JUSTICE
The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice condemns the alleged violent attack on two lesbian girls in Hamrun on January 13. As Christians, we believe that all persons are created in the image and likeness of God. Inspired by the clear message of the Gospel and by the shared values of fundamental human rights, we believe that all persons should be respected, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, gender or age. The Centre for Faith and Justice is very concerned that such attacks take place in Malta. While hoping that justice is done in this particular case, it notes that such incidents expose the need for better education against discrimination. This should be accompanied by an improved legal framework that guarantees more effective measures to protect the fundamental rights of vulnerable persons and groups.
Fr Edgar Busuttil SJ
Director Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice