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Darlington: We need more togetherness
By Kerri Gooding
“None but ourselves can free our minds” - Redemption Song by Robert ‘Bob’ Nesta Marley.
Yesterday, as Reverend Coleridge Darlington delivered his sermon during the 2012 Emancipation Crop Over Service at All Souls Anglican Church, he called for each individual to be his or her brother’s keeper. A peaceful season and unity can only be achieved through togetherness.
Under the theme “Emancipation – Being our Brother’s Keeper” the service also recognised the 125th Anniversary of the Barbados Registration Department. Darlington urged everyone to be considerate of each other. He called for people during the festival to be mindful of others as they frolic. He implored all to refrain from resorting to violence.
Making reference to the 2012 Olympic Games 100 metre race, Reverend Darlington told the congregation to be unified. After seeing how the Caribbean region displayed unity when Jamaica and the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago were represented in the 100 metre final, and then how together the islands celebrated and shared in Jamaica’s success, Darlington called for more togetherness.
Reverend Darlington believes that a sense of “oneness” can be achieved locally and regionally once people put away discrimination, xenophobia and attempt to understand each other.
He wants each person to look out for their neighbour and fellow man in all situations, in and out of the Crop Over season as it comes to a close.
In attendance also was the Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite. Brathwaite endorsed the sentiments of Darlington for more community spirit and unity, and he too encouraged all to follow the example as set by Jesus Christ.