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Baptist pastor says Jamaica is in a period of religious, moral distress

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 2:43 PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller at the National Prayer Breakfast today.

The keynote speaker of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Reverend Burchell Taylor this morning appealed for Jamaicans to pursue justice.

Speaking to political and religious leaders at the annual event, Reverend Taylor said justice should be pursued as at the policy level with human dignity.

Reverend Taylor stressed that justice is the responsibility of every Jamaican adding that no one should be content with being a beneficiary of injustice.


Reverend Burchell Taylor

Reverend Taylor’s appeal comes amid immense backlash aimed at the church amid the Moravian sex scandal involving a 64-year-old Moravian pastor who is charged with the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl.

He said Jamaica is undergoing a period of religious and moral distress.

Reverend Taylor has warned that the church and other members of society not use the suffering of others to serve self interests.


Reverend Burchell Taylor