11 May THE CHURCH CAN HELP TO FIX THE NATION’S CHALLENGES
The church has a critical role to play in the development of Jamaica through re-establishing family structures and values, Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips told congregants at the St George’s Anglican Church in Savannah La Mar, Westmoreland, Sunday, May 7 where he and his touring party worshiped.
Dr. Phillips and some executive members of the People’s National Party worshipped in Sav on the third day of the Listening Tour in the parish.
Dr. Phillips said that the church is critical and should be at the heart of what is to be done to overcome the nation’s challenges.
“We need unity of people in action to move the country forward and strengthen the family. There’s no place that nurture human beings like the church. It can be a place of accord and discord,” he said.
When we offer ourselves for public office to serve the people, we must recognize the spiritual foundation of their devotion.
Dr. Phillips and members of his team including vice presidents Angella Brown-Burke, MP Dwayne Vaz and and general secretary Julian Robinson, took holy communion administered by the Very Rev. Father Leroy A. Johnson, JP., Rural Dean of Westmoreland.
For the Opposition Party, St. George’s hold a special place as this was the venue for the memorial service for the beloved member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, the late Roger Clarke.