By Caribbean News Global contributor
CASTRIES, St Lucia – The Parish of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and St Mary the Virgin in La Caye Dennery, will observe Emancipation this year from Sunday 31 July to Saturday 6 August 2022.
Archdeacon Christian Glasgow, head of the Anglican church and chair of the committee says that the Breadfruit Festival is specifically geared within the context of the Marks of Mission of the Anglican Church.
|The Five Marks of Mission
The mission of the Anglican Church is the mission of Christ
1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
2. To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
3. To respond to human need by loving service
4. To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth
First published in Anglican Communion News Service on 4 February 2020.
Archdeacon Glasgow explains that while the Marks of Mission are clear the Church recognizes at the same time the issues of food security and food nutrition and how as a nation we ought to encourage the conduct of a behavior that can assist with the safeguard of our environment in a “sustainable manner”.
The strategic planning team announces that in this year’s observance the national theme: “Enkindling our Consciousness” has been adopted. The team also announces within one of the sub-themes of the event is to address the subject on peoples of African descent and the indigenous peoples during post Emancipation era.
Under the auspices of the Anglican Church – The lectures will be done in two sessions at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
Dr Albert Deterville of the ALDET Centre will be speaking on the theme: Chaché an mòd mannifèstasyon èsslav ansyen pou anpéché’y fèt ankò. “ Drawing from the manifestations of past slavery with a view to avoiding its recurrence”.
He will be addressing on behalf of the KAYOSYALA Institute for Indigenous Peoples Issues and the Indigenous Peoples International Court.
Dr Deterville has served as executive chairperson of the KAYOSYALA Indigenous Peoples Competent Authority; director of the KAYOSYALA Institute for Indigenous Peoples Issue, United Nations Accredited Expert on International Indigenous Peoples Issues, and chairperson of the Indigenous Peoples International Court.
Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Castries. Date: Wednesday 03 August 2022 Time: 5:30pm.
The second lecturer will be conducted by Nkrumah Lucien who will speak on “ Sankofa and Reparations: The Past is Present”.
Lucien having completed his early education at the Gros Islet Primary School, attended the St Mary’s College and the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. Thereafter, Lucien completed studies at the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus in the areas of Management Studies and International Relations.
He has served in a range of organizations including the UWI Alumni Association, The National Steel bands Association, the Saint Lucia National Trust and Rastafari Speaks Interactive. Currently, Lucien teaches at the St Mary’s College and is a member of the National Reparations Committee.
In summary, the topic is an examination of the issue of Reparations (for Enslavement and Colonialism) in the context of the idea of engaging the present responsibly by addressing our history.
Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Castries. Date: Saturday 6 August 2022 , Time: 10:0 am.
The Breadfruit Festival will be held at the Anglican school Annex on Holy Trinity Church Road in Castries; the alma mater of Sir Arthur Lewis and several prominent Saint Lucians will take the form of an exhibition, cooking demonstrations and a display of a range of bi-products from cottage type industries wines and liqueurs and display of research material as well as entertainment from folklore groups.
The Anglican Church Community and the general public wishing to participate can still contact: David Jordan: +1 758 285 3260 or Cecil Charles: +1 758 730 0286 or the Church Office: +1 758 452 4485. Email: Chairmanfrieetad@gmail.com