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The Caribbean Theology Conference arose from the need felt by many in the region to develop a way of doing theology which is rooted in our reality.

Fr Martin Sirju said while there has been a “positive orientation” towards the Caribbean Theology Conference over the years, there still remains the need to “get what we study” from the issues that impinge society.

Responding to a question from Catholic News at the launch of the 25th anniversary of the Caribbean Theology Conference, May 21, the Vicar General agreed that socio-economic and socio-political factors need to be “further explored”.

He however mentioned that these topics were addressed at previous conferences, specifically by theologian Dr Anna Kasafi Perkins’ ‘Faces of Jesus in the Caribbean’ lecture which highlighted the positive and negative sides of how political figures such as former Grenada Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy portray themselves as “saviours” to citizens.

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