This collection of critical essays and personal reflections explores the insights provided by official statements of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Caribbean. 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.
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