Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean: Contemporary Catholic Reflections (Content and Context in Theological Ethics)

Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean: Contemporary Catholic Reflections (Content and Context in Theological Ethics)

By: Jacqueline Porter (editor), Anna Kasafi Perkins (editor), Donald Chambers (editor)Hardback

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The Roman Catholic Bishops of the Caribbean, the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC), have over the past forty years written statements addressed to their faithful and people in the wider Caribbean. The statements covered a wide range of issues impinging on the life and faith of Caribbean people, including political engagement, crime and violence, homosexuality, HIV-AIDS, sexuality, the environment. A key theme running through the statements is the concern with justice. This collection of critical essays and personal reflections explores the insights provided by these statements. In so doing, it presents a critical reading of the corpus with a view to presenting its relevance to the regional and global conversation on matters of human flourishing. The authors of the volume represent the diverse voices from within the Catholic Caribbean, particularly some fresh new voices. This collection brings together the voices of men and women-pastors, laity, theologians, political leaders, educators; each essayist considers a specific statement and provides a commentary and interpretation of its contents as well as a considered assessment of its impact on the life of the faithful. Academics, lay persons, pastors, policy makers and politicians will find this a useful collection.

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ANNA KASAFI PERKINS is the former Dean of Studies at St. Michael's Theological College in Jamaica. DONALD CHAMBERS is a pastor at Holy Cross Church in Kingston, Jamaica, and a former lecturer/formator at the Regional Seminary, St. John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs in Trinidad. JACQUELINE PORTER is currently a lecturer in Religious Education and Spanish at the St. Joseph's Teachers' College in St. Andrew, Jamaica.


Introduction: The Caribbean, Shaped by the Call to Justice and Peace; A.K.Perkins Personal Ruminations on the AEC Statement on Black Power; G.McLaughlin Background to the AEC Statement on Black Power; A.K.Perkins Justice and Peace in a New Caribbean Revisited; M.Rodrigues Situating True Freedom and Development: An Historical/Contextual Appreciation; P.Jordens A Response to the Statement on Homosexuality and Homosexual Behaviour; L.O.Shields Evangelization for a New Caribbean: A Renewed Ongoing Reflection; D.Wiezlen The Principle of Subsidiarity and Its Relevance to the Caribbean Today; P.Bunting & D.Roper Social Development and Reconciliation: The AEC Capital Punishment Document; P.McIsaac Stages of the Lifecycle, the Stages of Catechesis: The AEC Catechetical Statements; J.Porter Revisiting the Common Norms for Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse; C.Harvey Justice and Peace Shall Embrace: The AEC Pastoral on Crime and Violence; D.Chambers Eucharist and Hospitality: Reflections on Stewardship and the Revitalization of Parish Life in the Caribbean; G.Boodoo From Dogma to Pastoral Compassion: A Response to 'A Statement of the Antilles Episcopal Conference on HIV-AIDS'; R.Anthony Lewis Caring for the Earth & Plutonium Shipments: A Response to the Ecological Thought of the Antilles Episcopal Conference; C.Llanos We Are Called to Proclaim, Celebrate and Serve: The Pastoral Letter on the Gift of Life; S.Rose-Ann Walker Appendices

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  • publication date: 06/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781137006912
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781137006912
  • weight: 511
  • ISBN10: 1137006919

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