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Pollok Workshop- Caribbean Perspectives

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St Columba Chapel

634 Francklyn Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H3B5

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Liberation Theology: Carribean Perspectives

FACILITATOR: The Rev’d Dr. Marjorie Lewis, Gordon Scholar

OVERVIEW: The workshop is a participatory experience in which Practical Theologian Marjorie Lewis will lead participants in an exploration of Caribbean Theology. Participants will explore and analyze the Caribbean context as well as Christian theological ideas. Key themes of Caribbean Theology will be explored, and participants will be encouraged to look into their personal theology in light of the engagement with Caribbean Theology. Note: this workshop is suitable for young people and adults who are interested in the topic, and does not require specialist knowledge of theology.

This event is funded by Pine Hill Divinity Hall.


About Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis, Gordon Scholar, Atlantic School of Theology

Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis is a minister of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. She is a graduate for the United Theological College of the West Indies, the University of the West Indies and the University of Birmingham in the UK. She has served as a Pastor of churches in rural Jamaica, and as Christian Education and Youth Director for the former Disciples of Christ in Jamaica. Her ministry has included work in Community Development, notably as Project Officer for Oxfam, UK and as a consultant to the Jamaican government.

Between 2010 and 2015 she served as President of the United Theological College of the West Indies, an ecumenical Seminary which serves students in the Caribbean and Central America. She was the first woman to be appointed to the post. Since 2016 she has been based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, conducting Action Oriented Research on Ministerial Formation with special emphasis on Clinical Pastoral Education and Diversity. She continues to serve in ecumenical contexts as a member of the World Communion and Reformed Churches Working Group on Women’s ordination, The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Reference Group on Human Sexuality and the WCC’s Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN). Dr. Lewis is the mother of an adult daughter who is a musician.

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