National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is calling on the church to play a greater role in helping to curb crime in Jamaica.
He said that the church has long stood as an agent of transformation and change and, as such, has an instrumental part to play in addressing criminal behaviour and acts of violence in the society.
“We are inviting these organisations to partner with the Government in the fight against crime and criminality.”— Chang
“We are calling on faith-based organisations to recognise their value and potential in being agents of change, able to prevent and suppress criminal behaviour. We are inviting these organisations to partner with the Government in the fight against crime and criminality,” the Minister said.
He was delivering the keynote address at a conference on Religion and Crime Prevention held at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Manchester on November 26.