Las Newman, PhD, DD, JP is the past President of the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (CGST) located in Kingston, Jamaica. A graduate of Tyndale University College, Toronto, and the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, he holds a PhD in Mission Studies from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies/University of Wales. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of interactions between Christianity and Social Change, Theology and Environment, and African and Caribbean Histories. He currently serves as the Global Associate Director for Regions for the Lausanne Movement and was one of the principal organizers and host of the Lausanne Global Consultation on “Creation Care and the Gospel” in Jamaica in 2012. The consultation issued the "Jamaica Statement on Creation Care: A Call to Action" (https://www.lausanne.org/content/statement/creation-care-call-to-action) and published its findings in a book, "Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church" (2016) (https://www.lausanne.org/content/creation-care-and-the-gospel-2). This was launched in London on 6 June 2016.