Community activist Desmond Jaddoo, the Birmingham Empowerment Forum and Council of Black Led Churches
are organising voter clinics to help people sign up for their democratic right.
Organised primarily by the Council of Black Led Churches
(CBLC) the march will also offer seminars by local community and support groups.
WITH PETE PENNANT FROM THE COUNCIL OF BLACK LED CHURCHES
IN LIGHT of recent debates and the opening of the Government's launch of a consultation on same-sex couples and marriage, I have been stirred to revisit and find a Biblical perspective on marriage.
Mr Paul Scott Lee was addressing more than 200 church leaders yesterday at the event organised by the Council of Black Led Churches
and Birmingham Churches Together.
Rev Carver Anderson, of the Council of Black Led Churches
, one of the organisations which arranged the event, said that although the issues of drugs, gun crime and gangs were mainly visible in certain areas of the city, their causes and effects were felt all over Birmingham.
Pete Pennant, Council of Black Led Churches
Bishop Joe Aldred, chairman of the Council of Black Led Churches
, said some people in ethnic minorities felt threatened by the BNP's presence in the region, but they would not allow a 'fringe' group to disrupt their lives.
Tomorrow we'll be worshipping as Christians from many denominations in Victoria Square from 4pm until 5.30pm at a special service organised by Birmingham Churches Together and the Council of Black Led Churches
From the first words spoken by Bishop Derek Webley, leader of the Council of Black Led Churches
, the theme of the service, held at the New Testament Church of God in Lozells, was not just the callous murder of a seven-year-old girl but the searing pain left in the black community of Birmingham since her death.
Addressing the event were Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, chairman of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Handsworth, leading Muslim businessman and Radio XL programme controller Dr Arun Bajaj, founder member and treasurer of Birmingham faith leaders group Abdul Rashid, Birmingham Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education chairman Guy Hordern, Sharon Pennant from the Council of Black Led Churches
and sociology professor John Holmwood.
A meeting of the Council of Black Led Churches
in Birmingham last month called for the setting up of a school exclusively for black children to address the problem.
Pastor Young is Chair of the Council of Black Led Churches
Racial Justice Sunday, September *13 2009, 4pm-5:30pm, St Peter & St John's Ladywood, Darnley Road, Birmingham, B16 8TF