The Gathering for Racial Justice : 3 Jul, London
The President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and ministers of colour are calling on all Ministers and Believers of goodwill to join the Ministers of Colour to protest against racial injustices in our society. On Friday 3rd July 2020 we want everyone to arrive at 12 noon.
Christian Ministers from across the country will be gathering in Parliament Square to press the government to implement the over 200 recommendations regarding racial equality made by successive governments.
This is a peaceful demonstration by Christians and is supported by several denominations and movements, we respectfully ask that there be no defacing of statues or any kind of violence.
We recognise that all human beings are made in the image of God, we therefore recognise that at this time the issue of racial inequality is being highlighted and want to stand with all those who have suffered it in our nation. We want to stand with the younger generations who have bravely been making their voice heard on this issue, and we publicly thank the millennials and Generation Z for raising their voices. We wish to stand with them for racial justice.
As in the example of the parable of the 99 sheep and the one who goes missing, we recognise that now is a time to focus on the one sheep that is hurting and needs help (Luke 15: 3).
We are protesting against Parliaments failure to act on the recommendations for change that have already been highlighted by successive governments.
Rev Yinka Oyekan – President Baptist Union of Great Britain (Reading)
Rev Alex Afriyie – Chair of Directors of the London Baptist Association (London)
Rev David Ellis – Heart of England Baptist Association
Bishop Mike Royal – Co CEO Cinnamon Network UK / Apostolic Pastoral Congress (Birmingham)
Rev Comfort Adejoh Pastor at Salem international Christian center Edinburgh (Edinburgh)