Diocese of Guyana establishes commission to tackle social issues


In celebrating the Anglican Communion day which will be observed on May 21, 2017 the Diocese of Guyana will be introducing the newly formed Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) Commission.

The Commission is a product of the Provincial Commission on Human Rights and Social Justice.

It has been established to promote, encourage and support the mission of the Anglican Commission as it relates to responding to human needs by a loving service, to seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation and to strive to safe guard the integrity of creation and renew the life of the earth.

According to a release from the Diocese of Guyana, among the issues that will be looked at by the HRSJ are, developing among Anglicans the awareness of their obligations as Christians, to respond to human needs by a loving service, engage in reflection of social justice issues and encourage positive changes through training, workshops and meetings.

And also to coordinate diocesan advocacy actions and assist parishes in their programed social skills.

The statement also noted that the church plays a significant role in addressing pertinent issues affecting its congregation in light if that the HRSJ will be working towards confronting urgent social issues, that include children, family life, gender identity, human trafficking, sex trade, women rights, and human sexuality.

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