Young persons from various religions will participate next Monday, May 16, Whit Monday Bank Holiday, in a National Youth Faith Tournament.

Organised by the Religious Events Sub-Committee of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Coordinating Committee, the tournament takes place at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

It will consist of four competitions: a T20 cricket match featuring the UWI Blackbirds versus the Combined Faith 11; a five-a-side football match; and four-a-side female and male volleyball matches.

In addition, there will be a kidz zone and a multi-cultural food court offering an array of foods from the local Muslim community, as well as traditional Bajan dishes.

According to Chairperson of the sub-committee, Canon Noel Burke, the event will involve participants from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Baha’i faiths, among others.

???It attempts to tangibly demonstrate how people who may appear different on varying levels, especially on the level of faith and religion, can be united through fellowship. Sport, especially cricket, has always been the uniting factor in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. Therefore, once again we seek to use this great pastime to unite our youth as one people, all under the umbrella of the 50th anniversary celebrations of our nation,??? he stated.

Persons may contact Reverend Tanya Conliffe at 624-0525, 259-6235, or via email at, for more information.

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