Prime Minister David Cameron has called on faith groups to play a part in transforming society and mending broken Britain.
Writing exclusively in the latest edition of Keep The Faith, Britain’s leading magazine about Britain’s black Christian community, he wrote, “I think that faith has a role to play in mending the breakdown of responsibility in our country….For too long in our society we have been unwilling to talk about behaviour and morality. I believe faith leaders have a key role to play in instilling this greater sense of right and wrong – and it is up to us to help in this mission to build a fairer, stronger and more responsible society.”
This latest edition of Keep The Faith has a special focus on the riots which took place in August 2011, and key Christian figures giving their views on why the riots happened and what steps faith groups and wider society can take to stop them from re-occurring..
The large contingent of contributors in this edition include Rev Ade Amooba of Christian Concern for the Nation who writes that a united black Christian community could have prevented the riots; Rev David Shosanya, who has called on churches to give financial support to organisations working with disenfranchised and vulnerable youths whilst Rev Rose Hudson Wilkins states that our Liberal society has left a void which churches will have to address.
Other contributors giving their views on the riots include Rev Wale Hudson Roberts, Racial Justice Co-Ordinator for the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Rev Stephen Brooks, National Development Manager of Excell 3 and theologian Dr Robert Beckford. There’s also an interview with Jennifer Blake, a former female gang leader who now runs a youth project in Peckham, south London
This month’s magazine also includes a focus on Black History Month and includes an in-depth interview with Rev Bazil Meade, an exclusive interview with Bishop T D Jakes, often described as the ‘Black Billy Graham’ and an article by Richard Reddie, who argues that the philosophies of the late Martin Luther King Jnr are still relevant in 21st century society.
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