LPM Urge Religious Leaders Again to Do More

LPM Urge Religious Leaders Again to Do More

Fearing there may be a direct link between Saint Lucia’s adverse economic situation and the sharp rise in suicide cases in the country, the leader of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has issued a call to the religious community to accept a greater role in calming the spirit of despair which currently grips our nation.

In making his plea for greater spiritual involvement in the lives of those who are not sufficiently socioeconomically endowed to weather the blistering burden of social discord and economic hardship which is destined to claim more lives, the LPM leader is adamant that no responsible religious organisation can afford to ignore the urgency of the moment.

In a small nation in which 182,675 people have waited in vain all their lives for the prospects of a better Saint Lucia, only to have their hopes dashed by politicians who are grossly deceitful and are more interested in pursuing narrow partisan agendas that are adverse to the economic interest of the country, one must expect that, at some point, the rivers of frustration will eventually flood their banks, resulting in unintended consequences.

Therefore, given the current state of affairs in the country, Prudent is of the view that since Saint Lucians are not immune to the historical consequences of what usually occurs in nations in which prolonged social and economic depression have often prompted citizens to riot or even take their own lives, this may well be an opportune moment for all spiritual leaders and other religiously affiliated organisations to broaden their outreach programmes to include the most vulnerable among us.

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