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Multi-faith service pushing diversity

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Multi-faith service pushing diversity

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THE DEVELOPMENT and empowerment of young people and embracing diversity were the focus at yesterday’s multi-faith service at James Street Methodist Church, in observance of Commonwealth Day 2016.

The Barbados branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Barbados, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, to bring people of different faiths and a diverse group of young people together for the annual service.

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave entered the church through a guard of honour drawn up by members of the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme. The pews were dotted with children from primary, secondary and special needs schools while the harmonious voices of the Coleridge & Parry School Choir rang out, as a representation of youth.

Operations manager of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Carla Alleyne, used the opportunity to publicly thank volunteers and sponsors of the programme who she said recognised the importance of helping the world’s next generation.

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