Did you know? (Sunday, July 25, 2021)

Before the mid-17th century, Jamaica, like the rest of the Caribbean, had a perfect ecosystem. In order to make room for cane fields, to construct buildings and to fuel sugar extraction furnaces, large amounts of lands were cleared and a vast number of trees were cut down. This mal-treatment of the environment continues to this day. Our Church recognises that this behaviour does not reflect good stewardship of God’s creation. For this reason, our Fifth Mark of Mission is “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.”