In a letter, WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca acknowledged the important contributions of the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad and Tobago’s to the ecumenical family. “The impacts of the church to humanity and human development in the society affirmed the critical purpose of the church’s existence,” Sauca wrote. “Some of these contributions include education, healthcare and overall human development.”
The theme of the convention is “Being Reformed in a Time of Covid-19 and Beyond – What does the Lord require?” Sauca noted that the theme is very apt in these times. “Within your borders, and within the wider Caribbean region, I am sure that you have witnessed firsthand a rise in poverty, hunger, unemployment, mental health concerns and other challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sauca wrote. “The world is in search of answers to these many challenges and the church must be seen as leading people to God, who is able to provide solutions to the local, regional and global problems.”
Sauca also welcomed the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad and Tobago to attend the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2022. “We will be happy to welcome your delegation at that assembly and to listen to the rich experiences on reconciliation and unity that you bring with from your context,” he concluded.
WCC member churches in Trinidad and Tobago