Monday, October 15, 2007

Congratulations, Catherine!

Congratulations to Catherine Ripley, from our church, who was elected tonight as public school board trustee in Ward H here in Edmonton. Most of you will know that Catherine came very close to being elected last time around, winning 49.5% of the vote. This time her victory was decisive, with over 71% of the vote.

I hope you've all had a chance to visit Catherine's excellent website here. There's a sentence she uses on that website that I find really inspiring:
'For our future to be both prosperous and just, schools must be places where all learners develop their skills, gifts and talents fully and learn how to learn.'
As Christians we are committed not just to prosperity but also, and more importantly, to the fundamental justice for every human being which is God's will for us all. I know that Catherine shares this vision and I am thrilled to see it spelled out so clearly in her platform.

Let's all pray for Catherine that God will give her wisdom and strength for the new responsibilities she has taken on.

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