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Marcus Garvey in military regalia in Harlem parade. James Van Der Zee - photo

Challenging the Myth of Marcus Garvey – Prof Robert Hill Confronts ‘Reality’

Was Jamaican national hero Marcus Garvey’s vision for Africa that of implanting a Western world view onto the continent and its Diasporas for which he passionately advocated? The question arises after listening to the 2014 Elsa Goveia Memorial lecture presented (Thursday, Nov 6) by retired professor Robert Hill, at the Cave Hill, Barbados campus of …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Righting Her-Story: Writing Caribbean Christian Theology

Righting Her-Story: Caribbean Women Encounter the Bible Story (Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth, editor), is the most recent text on women, theology and biblical interpretation and application in the Caribbean. Billed by its publisher, World Communion of Reformed Churches, as a bible study training guide which also advises on worship services and liturgy, the text comprises a wide range …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

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Culture Clash Visible as Canada Bans Veils at Citizenship Swearing

The Canadian Government has decided that people taking the citizenship oath must not have their face covered. The decision is aimed at Muslim women who wear a niqab or a burqa to the ceremony. The announcement Monday by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, at a news conference in Montreal, comes at a time when the culture clash …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Evangelicalism and Society: A Reappraisal

The few articles that have mentioned ‘evangelicals’ or the like have not always been fair, due no doubt to their brevity, or misunderstanding or some such thing. Many have rightly condemned the distasteful pronouncements of some of the movement’s leaders but appear to ignore its contributions. I will continue the conversation by delineating what I …

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Evolution for Beginners

In 1859 Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published a book, “On the Origin of The Species by Means of Natural Selection”, which after its publication, caused a great deal of controversy that still continues today. It is the only scientific theory that has engendered so much vilification and the only one non-scientists feel they can …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Pray for Me, Pray for Jamaica – PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding asked Jamaicans to pray for God’s intervention in the affairs of the nation to help him in the work that he is called to do. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said he was addressing a prayer and worship event, organized by the Power of Faith Ministries at …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Whence Cometh These Prophets

It is regrettable that the Gleaner has again found it fit to publish the so-called “prophetic utterances” of Steve Lyston and his unstoppable band of seers who insist they speak on behalf of the Almighty. It made the “News” again this year, but is it really news, and is it really necessary? When you read through these predictions, you …

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Patois Bible? A Weh Yu a Seh to Mi!

The debate about the Bible translated into Jamaican language continues unabated. Months ago the Bible Society of the West Indies once again made its intention clear to translate the entire Bible into the Jamaican language commonly called Patwa (patois), Jamaican Creole, or simply, Jamaican. The announcement sparked a heated discussion in the form of a …

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