Trinidad and Tobago: Opposition leader and Former Prime Minister of the Caribbean country- Kamla Persad Bissessar, attended the Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day in Moruga on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
The event was hosted by Michelle Benjamin – Member of Parliament for Moruga / Tableland. Kamla Bissessar has also accompanied by Deputy PL Jearlean John.
While informing about her visit at the vent, Kamla Bissessar noted, “Today I join our Spiritual Baptist Community to celebrate the end of one of the gravest injustices ever placed on a people, the Shouter Prohibition Ordinance of 1917, which denied members of this faith their right to worship.”
She further stated that everyone should celebrate Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day, be about rebirth, revitalization, and renewed hope for the nation.
More importantly, as everyone wishes the Spiritual Baptist Community warm greetings on this day, a day in which we celebrate the ability of a people to not only practice their beliefs but spread the wisdom of their faith, she encouraged our nation to unite in the great joy this day brings, Opposition leader added.
“Many times, we focus on how this day emerged, but the greater joy knows the enrichment the Spiritual Baptist community has brought to our nation,” underscored Kamla Persad Bissessar.
Outlining the significance of the Spiritual Baptist, she noted that after the repeal of the Ordinance, Spiritual Baptist brothers and sisters renewed their spiritual enlightenment to uplift our nation, their practices revitalized our way of life, and their faith offered renewed hope to our nation.
She affirmed that as a community, they put aside the hurt and difficulties of the past to build and create a better nation. Their resilience, resolve, and strength of their faith are values we should all seek to emulate as we strive to build a better future for our country.
Bissessar emphasized, “Today, as we begin the process of coming out of the Pandemic, we are called a country to ignore attempts at division, to ignore hate, and revitalize our nation with love as the Baptist community has done.”
While paying tribute to the people who have selflessly battled adversity not for their own benefit but rather for the common good of humanity, Kamla asserted that today everyone should congratulate and offer the best wishes to the Spiritual Baptist community, whose strength inspires and pushes us forward each day.