Leaders of various Christian denominations in Trinidad and Tobago have pledged their continued service to the poor during the worldwide pandemic. Their ‘Declaration of Solidarity among Christian Churches’ is below.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me, to proclaim good news to the poor.”
These are the words with which Our Lord Jesus Christ began his public ministry (Lk 4:18) as he read the scroll in the synagogue in Nazara. We too, as Christian leaders, read that same scroll as well as the scroll of the current global pandemic, which invite us as Christian leaders to act collectively in solidarity with and in service of the poor.