Anchoring Sustainable Development through Spirituality, Religion and Morality in Caribbean SIDS

Event Date(s): 24/03/2023

Location: Virtual

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic and presents a virtual webinar entitled Anchoring Sustainable Development through Spirituality, Religion and Morality in Caribbean SIDS. This virtual session will be held on Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Spirituality and religiosity are critical virtues that shape everyday life and living through the thoughts and deeds of humankind.  Such thoughts and deeds impact the capacity of individuals and specific sets of individuals to follow paths that can either be classified as right or wrong on hand, and as either legal or illegal on yet another hand.  From sociological, economic, administrative, political, and environmental lenses, manifestations of right versus wrong, legal versus illegal, mix and combine with at least one of the five lenses in a symbiotic manner to determine favourable or unfavourable development outcomes in a variety of social settings.  Not surprisingly, this forum is predicated upon spirituality and/or religiosity as roots of sustainable development channels and outcomes in Caribbean SIDS.  While the vast majority of panellists are based in Trinidad and Tobago, their multi-religious perspective are important in reflecting upon discourses that rarely find spaces in academic enterprises that underlie and inform development processes deemed relevant in the Caribbean Region. This forum seeks to generate discussion that could assure the virtues of spiritualty and religiosity as harbingers for positive human and sustainable development within Caribbean SIDS

Speakers Include:

-Dr. Latoya Lazarus

-Dr. Nasser Mustapha

-Pastor Clive Dottin

-Archbishop Jason Gordon

-Mr. Ravindra Nath Maharaj

-Ms. Eintou Pearl Springer

-Mr. Ricardo Bharat Hernandez

Interested persons can register using the following link:


For more information, email:

Cathy-Ann.Modeste@sta.uwi.edu or visit: https://sta.uwi.edu/salises/



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