RELIGIOUS freedom is not the kind of issue that many Jamaicans will give a lot of focus. That reality, though, is an indication of our development as a society. For there are a number of countries where people experience discrimination because of their faith.
An Adventist church choir in Jamaica saved the life of an accused robber who sought refuge from a mob that killed one of his friends, a local church leader said Thursday.
Spirit of Prophecy Emphasis weekend was commemorated at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), under the auspices of Dr. Gosnell Yorke, Director of the Ellen G. White Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre recently. This occasion, celebrated on November 14–15, was made possible in collaboration with the Inter-American Division of SDA, the Jamaica Union and Atlantic Caribbean Union Conferences of Seventh-day Adventist. The Church’s 18th Fundamental Belief, The Gift of Prophecy, was personalized and expounded on through drama presentations, Sabbath School and Faith Building, and Affirmation of Faith.
Come January 24, 2015, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica will spearhead the globally-known Festival of Religious Freedom. The Festival is held for the most part in countries where the citizens enjoy freedom of religion and hence freedom of worship.
On Monday, November 10, Jamaica’s Religious Liberty leader Nigel Coke and Pastor Everett Brown, Union President of the Adventist Church in Jamaica, invited 300 pastors and church leaders to the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Manchester, Jamaica to prepare for the 2015 First Religious Freedom Festival.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church will celebrate 125 years of Adventism in Jamaica in 2015. The Church, which came from humble beginnings in 1890 via a tract distribution, will commemorate the historic occasion with the writing of a book to document its growth and development over the past years.