For the second straight year, the Trinidad & Tobago consulate hosted the St. Francis National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist Faith Archdiocese of Canada’s Shouter Day celebration.
Archbishop Dr. Hilton Hadaway and several members of his congregation joined consul general Dr. Vidhya Gyan Tota-Maharaj for the 27th Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day celebration recently.
“The Spiritual Shouter Baptist Faith as we know it today has evolved overtime to become a unique and indigenous religion,” said Tota-Maharaj. “It has managed to fuse the spontaneity and rhythms of Africa with the traditional tenets of Christianity to produce a religion that’s colourful, expressive and dynamic.”
Shouters Liberation Day is an annual holiday in Trinidad and Tobago that’s celebrated on March 30.
“I think it’s important to remember the struggles our foreparents went through and also to educate not only the public but the younger generation about where we come from, where we are today and where we want to go,” said Hadaway who joined the faith 36 years ago.
The St. Francis NESBF has a membership of almost 100.