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Christian leaders concerned about rising Covid-19 cases


The Conference of Churches in Grenada (CCG) joined the rest of the nation in expressing concern for the country as the Covid-19 crisis has entered “a different, more dangerous phase”.

In a statement, the Conference officers, with Bishop Clyde Harvey of St Georges-in-Grenada as Vice Chairman, outlined that while differing theories exist about Covid-19 and the vaccine, “we must not let them distract us from the serious challenge of confronting this threat to the nation’s health and to the lives of our citizens.”

The CCG is an ecumenical Christian body that includes Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian members whose aim is to promote mutual understanding, unity and tolerance among religious organisations.

The group said they recognise the value of limiting person-to-person contact.

If the current trend remains “dangerously high, we ask our churches to suspend in-person services for the two or three weeks following.”

The CCG recommended the limit on numbers at funerals and weddings be strictly enforced without any exemptions or special allowances until further notice.

The same collaboration that is being asked of the churches must be sought from all sectors of the society, the group said. “We must see an approach of national unity in this matter.”

The CCG acknowledges that while vaccinations against Covid-19 help lessen the severity of illness, they recommend that individuals, especially parents and caregivers to make an informed decision about taking the vaccination.

The CCG ended the statement commending the frontline workers of Grenada: those at hospitals, healthcare centres, homes for the aged, sanitation workers, teachers, and other essential service workers. They also recognised that the Government had the information necessary to make the best decision for safeguarding the health of the nation.

“We stand ready to support decisive action in the best interest of all our citizens,” the statement said.