Keep the Faith magazine (issue 120) is now out

Multi-award-winning Keep The Faith magazine ® In print and online since 2005 It’s the only publication of its kind in the UK. -It is  written entirely by the community that it serves -It is delivered electronically across all social media platforms and to our GDPR compliant newsletter database of registered subscribers -It is delivered nationwide […]

NCLF NEWSLETTER – JULY 2021

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Tribute to Rev. Dr. Joel Edwards

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Reimagining Education – What is the UK African and Caribbean Church’s role?

The National Church Leaders Forum cordially invite you to join a live discussion about the UK African and Caribbean Church’s role in Education. Facilitated by an expert Chair, five specialists will discuss: Supplementary schools – Paulette Wisdom Toppin, Education and Leadership Consultant • Closing the attainment gap – Rosemary Campbell-Stephens MBE, Visiting Fellow at the […]

New Plan for Immigration – Text for use in any circulation

The UK Government has set out its New Plan For Immigration.  The plan has the following three objectives: To increase the fairness and efficacy of our system so that we can better protect and support those in genuine need of asylum To deter illegal entry into the UK, thereby breaking the business model of criminal [...]

A Christian response to the Government’s troubling report on race and ethnic disparities

On Wednesday, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and the Baptist Union (BU), brought over 500 people together on a Zoom webinar in response to the Government-sponsored Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report launched last month. The event was titled “A Moment of Dishonour? Racism, Sewell and the Christian Response”. Read full article […]

Britain’s African and Caribbean Christian Community Issue Statement About Death Of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke Of Edinburgh

Our Deepest Condolence The National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF) – a black Christian Voice, offers sincere condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth II, following the passing of her husband and consort of 73 years, HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. We also offer condolences to prince Philip’s family-his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren for the […]

Easter- A Personal Reflection

NOTE: Click on the 3 horizontal dots[…] at the bottom to download pdf In what became a major controversy in 1984, a former Anglican bishop was said to describe the story of the resurrection as a conjuring trick with bones. Around the time of Bishop David Jenkins’ theological bombshell, I was starting out on my […]

Black Church Leaders Release Statement About The Commission On Race And Ethnic Disparities Report

Following the publication of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report on 31 March 2021, The National Church Leaders Forum – A Black Christian Voice (NCLF) has released the following statement: NCLF notes that in light of last year’s worldwide protests against racism and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in the USA, […]

Access To The Vaccine For Undocumented People In The UK.

NOTE: Click on the 3 horizontal dots[…] at the bottom to download pdf Access to the Vaccine for Undocumented people in the Uk. Access to the Vaccine for Undocumented people is something many of you have raised on our roundtables. Please see below a note from Lord Greenhalgh outlining the process for undocumented people to […]

The Church in unprecedented times~ Beyond Lockdown & Financial Resillience

Black Church Political Mobilization (a manifesto for action)

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Black Lives Matter

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PRESS RELEASE: Voices From Pastors Of Black Led-Churches Standing Together Against Racial Injustice

As faith groups we are standing in unity, to speak out against the injustices. We may all be greatly concerned with the current events that are taking place in the USA with the killing of Black people and those who have been harmed by the police. The fear, anger, and distress are also being felt […]

George Floyd: Race, Injustice and Hope A Personal Reflection

Langston Hughes’ poem was uppermost in my mind when I saw the tragic death of George Floyd and thought about racial injustice in America. In his A Dream Deferred, the poet captures the great disappointment, the constitutional and cultural contradiction, and illusion of the American Dream for the African: What happens to a dream deferred? […]

Voices From Black Led-Churches – Standing Together Against Racial Injustice

Churches Together In Greater Bristol: Together4Bristol: Keyboard Trust Voices from Pastors of Black Led-Churches Standing Together Against Racial Injustice As faith groups we are standing in unity, to speak out against the injustices. We may all be greatly concerned with the current events that are taking place in the USA with the killing of Black […]

Emmanuel Acho – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Emmanuel Acho on Instagram: “For days you’ve asked me what you can do to help. I’ve finally found an answer.

A response to the tragic death of George Floyd.

Please view this Statement from Pastor Agu Irukwu in response to the tragic death of George Floyd and the unrest in the USA:

NCLF Ten-Point Plan For Churches Coming Out Of Restricted Movement Post The Covid-19 Lockdown

PM Boris Johnson’s 2019 Christmas Message

Election 2019 General Election 2019 Your Choice Your Vote | Our Future

The General Election of 12 December 2019 will be the most important one in a generation. It will change our country and how we relate to Europe and the rest of the world. Your vote is important. Use it. In anticipation of the 2015 General Election, NCLF produced the first ever political manifesto (link to […]

New Book: by New Author Stephen A. Davis

‘The Kingdom, The Body, The Bride and The Tabernacle’ holds the mirror of God’s word up to the Church and asks, is this what Jesus died for? What if the Church isn’t what we thought it was? LONDON, UK, – Emerging author Stephen A. Davis has spent his entire life in church; first in the pews […]

NCLF Birmingham Road

UPDATED 22ND JULY 2019 The Trustees of the National Church Leaders Forum UK Cordially invites you to attend it Leadership Meeting in Birmingham.

Windrush Compensation Scheme

UPDATED 22ND JULY 2019 NCLF is sharing information  from Alexandra Ankrah, Senior Strategy Adviser to the Windrush    Compensation Team to attend series of Town Hall around the country for people who have been affected, or are interested in the Windrush. Please follow this page for details. The Home Office’s Windrush Compensation Scheme was launched on Wednesday, sand […]

NCLF calls on churches and the international community to support Southern Africa in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai

 UPDATED 22ND JULY 2019 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38- 39) […]

NCLF Statement and call to action on knife crime

  The church has long been and continues to be committed to tackling knife and gun crime on our streets that blights communities and destroys families. Over ten years ago, a CTE report ‘Who is my neighbour – a church response to social disorder linked to gangs, drugs, guns and knives’ by Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, Dr […]

William Seymour Project in partnership with the NCLF

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New Book: Gifts and Callings by Pastor Lloyd Crossfield

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Christianity & Post Modernity – A Pentecostal Response

The Institute Of Theology & Christian Counselling In Partnership With The University Of Roehampton National Conference Saturday 16th June 2018, 10:00am to 3:30 pm Christianity & Post Modernity: A Pentecostal Response Hosts Revd N J Sterling – Director of Studies ITCC The Rt. Revd DA Powell – The New Testament Assembly Revd D Muir – University of Roehampton Speakers Prof. […]

Reminder: National Service of Thanksgiving – WINDRUSH @70 Westminster Abbey

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Update News: Government Gives UK Citizenship Status to all Windrush Generations 1940 – 1970

  The Home Office has set up a dedicated web page to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status in the UK, which can be found here. There is also a freephone number: 0800 678 1925.  This line is open Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm This is a useful link, letter from Home Office […]

NCLF Press Release: Statement re: The Windrush Generation

  PRESS RELEASE National Church Leaders Forum – a black Christian voice Statement Re: The Windrush Generation The National Christian Leaders Forum express its deep concern over the troubling affair pertaining to the citizenship status of some of the ‘Windrush Generation’ which has been aired through the media in the past weeks. The Windrush Generation […]

A National Service Celebrating The Spirit Of Windrush 70TH Anniversary

Spirit of Windrush – Contributions to Multicultural Britain : A Service of Thanksgiving will take place in Westminster Abbey at Noon on Friday 22nd June 2018. The Service in the Abbey will be held to mark the 70th anniversary of the docking of the MV Empire Windrush, into Tilbury Docks, which brought more than 500 […]

A National Service Celebrating the Spirit of Windrush 70TH Anniversary

Spirit of Windrush – Contributions to Multicultural Britain : A Service of Thanksgiving will take place in Westminster Abbey at Noon on Friday 22nd June 2018. The Service in the Abbey will be held to mark the 70th anniversary of the docking of the MV Empire Windrush, into Tilbury Docks, which brought more than 500 […]

NCLF Press Release Reaction Against Knife And Gun Crimes

National Church Leaders Forum – a black Christian voice calls for a stop to gun and knife violence Over the past four months more than 52 young people across Britain have lost their lives to gun and knife violence, much of this has happened in London.  One murder is one too many, and murders of this […]

Pastor Agu Pentecostals Charismatics and the Radical Reformation

April 4th 2018 – National Service Marks MLK Death – 50th Year

National Service to mark 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr assassination  Christian Aid and the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey will be hosting a National Service at the Abbey on April 4, 2018 marking the 50thanniversary of Revd Dr Martin Luther King’s assassination. The service, which starts at 12 noon, on the day of his assassination, […]

NCLF Condemns Reported Abuse Of African Migrants In Libyan Slave Trade

Following footage of young African men being dehumanised in Libya, including being auctioned off as slaves in a courtyard outside the country’s capital Tripoli, the NCLF expresses outrage and deep pain, and calls upon the British Government and the wider international community to take urgent action to stop this illegal activity. As part of the […]

Review of Cities & Communities – NCLF Roadshow Saturday 25 November for 1pm

The Review Of Cities & Communities – NCLF Roadshow in London – Saturday 25th November Church leaders are calling Church, Community, Civic leaders and concerned individuals to attend the NCLF London Roadshow (this) Saturday 25th November. FOCUS:  What is our proactive response to what is happening in our Cities and Communities?

Radio Views and Concert News On Greenfell

  Radio views and concert news on Grenfell has been expressed in the past week by NCLF Co-Chair Dr David Muir and the London Gospel scene which and short notice gathered artists around the region to express love and support to survivors while raising funds to give to victims families. On Friday 23rd June Dr […]

NCLF A Black Christian Voice – Statement From The National Church Leaders Forum

  Statement from the National Church Leaders Forum – A Black Christian Voice #GRENFELL We mourn the tragic death of our brothers and sisters who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in the early hours of Wednesday 14 June 2017 in what is now clear was a national disaster.  We express our sincere condolences to […]

NCLF Roadshow In Manchster for July 15TH – Registration Open Now

  NCLF ROADSHOW IN MANCHESTER FOR JULY 15TH – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW An Open Invitation is extended to Church Leaders, Community and Civic Activists  to attend the National Church Leaders Roadshow taking place in Manchester on Saturday 15th July 2017 from 14:00 – 16:00hrs Top House, Shawheath Close, Manchester M15 4BQ. Its the second in […]

NCLF Black Christian Voice Add Its Expression Of Sadness Following London Bridge Attack

  Black Church Leaders Statement of the London Bridge Attack We are deeply shocked and saddened by the outrageous terrorist attack on innocent people going about their business in London last Saturday. This attack killed eight people and left over forty eight seriously injured. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to all the families […]

NCLF Open Invitation to Church Leaders

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The 2017 Oliver Lyseight Annual Lecture 18th February at NTCG Northampton

The 2017 Oliver Lyseight Annual Lecture will be held on 18th February 2017 at 12.30 – 4.30pm at NTCG College Street, Northampton.  This year the Guest Lecturer is Charlotte Johnson Charlotte Johnson MSc, FCMI, FCIPD, a dedicated passionate woman of God who lives by the principle of “serving God through serving His people”. She is an active member of the Willesden […]

New Year Greetings from NCLF! All the Best in 2017

UPDATED 31ST DECEMBER 2016 The Executive of the National Church Leaders Forum take this opportunity to prayerfully wish the many communities, churches, organisations and networks a Happy New Year in 2017! What a year 2016 has been! If the personal challenges have not been enough, the global challenges have been almost overwhelming. Where will many […]

New Year Greetings from NCLF! All the Best in 2017

  The Executive of the National Church Leaders Forum take this opportunity to prayerfully wish the many communities, churches, organisations and networks a Happy New Year in 2017! What a year 2016 has been! If the personal challenges have not been enough, the global challenges have been almost overwhelming. Where will many of them lead us? […]

Register Now – First Ever National Pentecostal/Charismatic Symposium & Celebration

Register NOW for the first ever National Pentecostal and Charismatic Symposium and Celebration which is due to take place on Saturday 26 November 2016, from 9.30am – 8.30pm at Kensington Temple, Kensington Park Road, London W11 3BY (Close to Notting Hill Gate Tube Station).  It promises to be a land-mark event! Booking on a first-come-first-serve […]

‘The Ecumenical Context of Jamaica’ By Joe Aldred

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Unprecedented meeting of Orthodox and Pentecostal Church leaders at The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre

  Unprecedented meeting of Orthodox and Pentecostal Church leaders at The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre As part of a Churches Together in England (CTE) initiative, The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre in the United Kingdom hosted an unprecedented meeting of Orthodox and Pentecostal Church leaders. The fraternal meeting, which aimed to build relationships, as well as […]

Download: Free Initial Observations On Government Counter-Extremism Strategy

UPDATED 28TH OCTOBER 2016 Download Challenges arising from HM Government’s ‘Counter-Extremism Strategy’ Briefing document for a meeting of the National Church Leaders’ Forum  

Government Counter-extremism strategy – Church Leaders get set to respond

On Monday 9th November 2015 Church Leaders and key Church Workers gave a good account in responding to the NCLF Emergency (Briefing) Meeting on the governments counter extremism strategy. It was held at Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW, just a stone’s throw away from the Home Office. The concerns revolve around the fact […]

Act Now Protect Christian Freedoms

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Project / Research Manager Required for Unique Project

Project/Research Manager We’re looking for an energetic team-player who has excellent research and people management skills. You will have a good track record of delivering time-specific research projects. We are looking for someone to lead the research and manage volunteers to deliver our Midlands-based project: ‘They Also Served – The Contributions of African and Caribbean […]

Bishop Dr Eric Brown – Re-elected for 2nd Term

Bishop Dr Eric Brown – Re-elected as CTE Pentecostal President The process for electing the next CTE Pentecostal President has been concluded and Bishop Dr Eric Brown has been re-elected to serve a second term to run from October 2015 to the end of September 2017. Bishop Dr Eric Brown Profile With over 40 years of ministerial […]

Article: Why black Christians in the US need to pray with one eye open – by Bishop Joe Aldred

Why black Christians in the US need to pray with one eye open The tragic news of the fatal shooting of nine people as they worshiped at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is sadly not so much a shock as further confirmation that we live in perilous times. That this happened […]

Press Release – NCLF Statement On The Mass Murder in Charleston, USA

NATIONAL CHURCH LEADERS FORUM PRESS RELEASE Statement for immediate release published on Saturday 20 June 2015 NCLF Statement on the Mass Murder in Charleston, USA We stand in sympathy and solidarity with the families and friends of all those who were brutally murdered in the Lord’s house The mass murder on Wednesday night at the […]

Church Of God of Prophecy announces new initiative with Ascension Trust Leader

Bishop Wilton Powell, OBE, National Overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) and the National Executive and Trustees Board recently held a reception to announce a joint initiative with Rev Les and Mrs Louise Isaac. The COGOP leaders pledged their support to work together to bring about a transformational change to advance the […]

An Autobiography – From Top Mountain

Bishop Joe Aldred has written his autobiography – titled From Top Mountain. Hansib Publication describes the book as’. ..the story of one man’s journey from humble beginnings in a Jamaican countryside, through the challenges of migration and settlement in a racialised environment, to the status of a respected – sometimes controversial – community and religious leader, broadcaster, ecumenist, […]

Christians contribute to marking Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

June 15th marks the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the historic document credited for shaping the development of human rights, equality and democracy. Churches and Christian-based organisations are highlighting the contribution that the Church and individual Christians have played in its formation, development and continue to contribute to the ideals of this most significant radical […]

Christian Today Reports on Manifesto

How black majority churches could swing the election Read a report written by Ruth Gledhill, Contributing Editor of Christian Today Britain’s black majority church leaders are attempting to mobilise hundreds of thousands of voters in the general election in a bid to influence the outcome and as a “mandatory” part of Christian faith. Ethnic minorities […]

Prime Minister David Cameron Visits Britain’s Largest Inter-Denominational Christian Festival In London

British Prime Minister David Cameron paid his first ever visit to the Festival of Life (FoL), at ExCel London Docklands on Friday 17th April 2015; the UK’s largest inter-denominational Christian gathering is organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) which has congregations in 180 nations. After a private meeting with RCCG’s General Overseer Pastor […]

OBV Makes it Easy – Register to Vote Bus Tour

The OBV Bus tour is on the move in the following places Saturday 28 March- Southwark (Southwark Peckham Market Square, SE15 5JR,next to Peckham Library) Wednesday 1 April – Hammersmith and Fulham (Hammersmith Academy, 25 Cathnor Road, London W12 9JD) Tuesday 7 April – Nottingham (Old Market Square, 2 Beast Market Hill, Nottingham NG1 6FB) Wednesday […]

Report on the NCLF Leaders Summit & Launch of Manifesto

“Saturday 14 March proved an historic day as more than three hundred  leaders from church, political, civic and community activism spheres gathered in a church building called Transformation House, south-east London at the launch of the first-ever political manifesto representing a Black Christian voice, published by NCLF – The National Church Leaders Forum.” NCLF Co […]

Download NCLF – Manifesto for action

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NCLF publishes Britain’s first ever Black Church Political Manifesto

The National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF) – a Black Christian voice for Britain’s Black Majority Churches, (BMCs), has published a manifesto today, in a quest to mobilise their involvement in the current debates leading up to the National Elections in May. Each of the Manifesto’s nine sections focus  on an theme, for example, Prisons, Mental Health, Crime and […]

The Presidents Of Churches Together In England Express Solidarity With Coptic Christians

The Presidents of Churches Together in England express solidarity with Coptic Christians The Presidents of Churches Together in England are: The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury HE Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster HE Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain The Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, Free Churches Moderator Bishop […]

Update Report: The Over-Representation Of Black People In UK Prisons

“It is absolutely clear that black people are over-represented in prisons in England and Wales, and have been for more than 30 years” (Dr Elizabeth Henry) In UK the proportion of black people incarcerated is currently seven times higher than the general population. Academics, faith practitioners, MoJ representatives, along with church and community leaders assembled […]

Faith Leaders Unite To Encourage Voter Registration On National Voter Registration Day

As Operation Black Vote (OBV) take their voter registration bus on the road, faith leaders from across Great Britain have come together to send a clear message to their communities: make sure you’re registered to vote. OBV – which works to increase political representation of Black and Minority Ethnic communities – is taking the OBV […]

The Seventh Oliver Lyesight Lecture is to focus on Pentecostalism and Prosperity Gospel

Oliver Lyesight Annual Lecture Series: Guest Lecturer: Rev Dr Joel Edwards The 2015 Oliver Lyseight Annual Lecture will be held on 7th February 2015 at 12.30 – 4.30pm inc Light Buffet at the Leadership Training Centre

Queens require ‘Tutor in Black Theology….’

Queens are advertising a post for ‘Tutor in Black Theology, Ministries and Leadership’.  Please note and forward to whomever you feel may be interested.  Information at this link:http://www.queens.ac.uk/news/article/tutor-in-black-theology-ministries-and-leadership/ The Queen’s Foundation is committed to serving the churches of the West Midlands region, and to enabling the mission and ministry of today’s Church. There is always […]

The Seventh Oliver Lyesight Lecture is to focus on Pentecostalism and Prosperity Gospel

Oliver Lyesight Annual Lecture Series: Guest Lecturer: Rev Dr Joel Edwards The 2015 Oliver Lyseight Annual Lecture will be held on 7th February 2015 at 12.30 – 4.30pm inc Light Buffet at the Leadership Training Centre

Commission on Religious Belief & Faith in British Public Life – Survey Extended to 31st December 2014

In June this year the Woolf Institute at Cambridge began a public consultation phase of a Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life. That public consultation has been extended with a view to end on Wednesday 31 December 2014. Background to the Commission The Woolf Institute created the Commission with the following brief to: consider the […]

NCLF News – “Sleeping Giants No More”

The long awaited NCLF BLACK CHURCH POLITICAL MOBILISATION Manifesto has reached its final stages: The NCLF Steering Group are inviting interested parties to read and send comments on the content before its official release. Since the original ‘Sleeping Giants’ video created in 2012 the National Church Leaders Forum has worked steadily and surely towards fulfilling its commitment […]

Boys Brigade Campaign for greater Engagement

The Boys’ Brigade is looking to partner with Churches across Birmingham, so that we can bring the Good News to the young people of the Churches communities. Many Churches in Birmingham have  elderly congregations. My personal passion is to change this all too common sight. The Boys Brigade is a fantastic outreach tool; our programs […]

Global Christian Forum – News

Keeping you up to date with the wider news on Church matters this newsletter is from Global Christian Forum. This video (left) is a fascinating presentation of  facts and stats on Christianity across the world – approx 8mins. News on Global Christian Forum Background: The Global Christian Forum (GCF) is a unique gathering of global Christian churches […]

Update News: Pentecostals Confirm Commitment to National Ecumenical Journey

New CTE Pentecostal President leads first meeting Following the election of Churches Together in England’s first Pentecostal President in October 2014, the first meeting of Pentecostal leaders was convened on Monday 17 February 2014 at the headquarters of the New Testament Church in Northampton.The meeting was chaired by Bishop Eric Brown, the CTE Pentecostal President […]

The Pilling Report – An informative video and link

Be up -to-date on The Pilling Report. The Working Group on human sexuality (The Pilling report) has been published  and an electronic copy of the report along with a press release is available to view by  clicking on the following link: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/pilling-report-published

Spotlight Feature: Chrispel Media – Designers of NCLF New Logo

The first SPOTLIGHT feature for 2014 belongs to Marie Reid, creator of the new NCLF logo. Marie explains the creative ideas behind the new logo and shares on the services her company offers. 1. What inspired you to design the new NCLF logo? I felt that NCLF Needed something strong, distinct yet friendly to represent a theme […]

The Sixth Oliver Lyseight Annual Lecture

You might like to remind yourself of the Azusa Street Revival  (video) before booking to hear a first-class lecture on 6th February 2014 for the highly respected Annual Oliver Lyseight Lecture. Pentecostal Spirituality in Our Post-Modern WorldLecturer: Dr Douglas Nelson Dr Douglas Nelson earned his Doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK’, with a dissertation titled […]

NCLF Issues Statement Remark Duggan

Following the jury’s verdict on Wednesday at the inquest into the shooting of Mark Duggan on 4 August 2011, we would like to offer our sympathy to the Duggan family at this difficult time. The verdict of ‘lawful killing’ was reached by the jury after sitting for three months listening to the evidence of 93 […]

NCLF Issues Statement Remark Duggan Verdict

NATIONAL CHURCH LEADERS FORUM PRESS RELEASE Statement for immediate release published on Saturday 11 January 2014 Re: The Mark Duggan Verdict Following the jury’s verdict on Wednesday at the inquest into the shooting of Mark Duggan on 4 August 2011, we would like to offer our sympathy to the Duggan family at this difficult time.The […]

First Pentecosal President of CTE Elected

NCLF Newsletter Editor picks 12 Leading Stories from 2013 No.11 History was made on Monday 7th October 2013 at the Annual National Church Leaders Meeting, held at Lambeth Palace, when Jamaican born Bishop Eric Brown was installed as the first Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England (CTE). Rev Brown is the Presiding Bishop of […]

Churches Take Stand Against Corruption

NCLF Newsletter Editor picks 12 Leading Stories from 2013 No. 10 EXPOSED is a global call to action against corruption which is both a cause and consequence of poverty. It is a response of the Christian Church inspired from the Bible and is committed to promote practical steps for ethical behaviour in business, government, the Church […]

50 Years since “I Have A Dream” Dr King Jnr Speech

NCLF Newsletter Editor picks 12 Leading Stories from 2013 No.9 Racial Justice Sunday enables Christian communities across Britain and Ireland with the opportunity to focus on the issue of ending racism and racial inequality. On Racial Justice Sunday 2013, churches, schools, groups and individuals are invited to mark the day by mobilising together in prayer, work and […]

NCLF Update News re Dr Roswith Gerloff

NCLF Update News:Announce passing of Dr Roswith Gerloff – pioneer contributor to Black & White Christian Partnership Dr Roswith Gerloff was very instrumental in bringing recognition to the significant contribution of the Black Churches in Britian within the context of Theology, Research and Partnership. This news is direct from her native homeland. “1 August 2013“ Dear […]

Christians & Muslims Meet to Stem Radicalisation

NCLF Newsletter Editor picks 12 Leading Stories from 2013No. 8 Christians consider ways to stem the flight of black British youths to Islam and radicalisation Christians and Muslims met in London on Wednesday 17 July 2013 and considered why a significant number of young black Britons are abandoning Christianity in favour of Islam; why some […]

NCLF Condemns Brutal Killing of Drummer Lee Rigby

NCLF Newsletter Editor picks 12 Leading Stories from 2013 No.5 PRESS RELEASE ; Statement for immediate release24th May 2013 We offer our deep sympathy to the family and friends of Army Drummer Lee Rigby who was so brutally murdered in Woolwich on Wednesday 22 May 2013. We stand in prayerful solidarity with them at this […]

Government Stop and Search Public Consultation: Voice your views

NCLF News Editor picks 12 Leading Stories from 2013No.4 The Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, has launched a public consultation on the police powers of stop and search and is looking for the voice of leaders from the Black Church Community to be included. In an expressed view the Home Secretary stated […]

Compensation for Slavery Should We Demand It?

NCLF Newsletter Editor picks Leading Stories from 2013 No.3 Independent Newspaper Headlines Sunday 24 February 2013 reads: Britain’s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition NCLF REPORTS: Various news media, including the Independent Newspaper, reported this month that the equivalent of 16bn was paid out to wealthy families who were compensated when slavery was […]

First Black Church Political Manifesto

NCLF Newsletter Editor picks 12 Leading stories from 2013No.1 Q U E S T I O N N A I R E For the first time in the UK the views of key African and Caribbean Church Leaders on social and political issues are being sought. The Questionnaire, attached to this Newsletter, when completed will […]

Spotlight On Francophone Community in Britain

NCLF interviewed Dr Michel Sacramento; Président of Pastorale Francophone UK NCLF: Where are Francophone in Britain from in Africa and the Caribbean? MS: They come from Martinique, Guadeloupe, the Reunion Island, and from each of the former French colonies of Africa. Congolese and Angolese, Ivoirians, Togolese, Cameroonians, Algerians, and Senegalese are the largest of these French-speaking communities […]

UK’s Oldest Caribbean Pentecostal Church Celebrates 60 Years

The UK’s oldest Caribbean pentecostal church denomination celebrates 60 years of ministry at the end of this month. The event is being held at COGIC HQ 2,000 seater auditorium in Luton, Bedfordshire.Reverend Dr Alvin Blake invites all leaders and associates to come celebrate this landmark occasion with the congregants, family and friends of COGIC (UK).

Gospel music gains a foothold in the music Industry

  Gospel Music Industry Alliance is pleased to announce that they have been made an Affiliate Member of the Association of Independent Music (AIM). It’s the first time that Gospel Music has been recognised within the Music industry in this way, and represents a landmark move for the many professionals and organisations that lead in […]

NTA Chronicles: From an Acorn To An Oak Tree

New book – The first systematic, authoritative chronicle of a Black Pentecostal Church in the UK Press invited to book launch Thursday 23rd August 2012. The first authoritative chronicle of the black Pentecostal church movement will be launched on Thursday 23rd August 2012.From an Acorn to an Oak Tree: the History of the New Testament Assembly is the long […]

The Church and Political Mobilisation – Let the Sleeping Giant Awake!

‘A Sleeping Giant’ is how some have described the Black Church in Britain.  Others say it is the main, even only organised and potentially powerful political part of the Black British community.  Recently someone else said the Black Church is the Black community’s last hope! These may be exaggerations, but given the challenging context of Black […]

Momentum Builds for National Prayer and Worship

Momentum is building for The National Day of Prayer & Worship at Wembley Stadium on the29th September 2012, where we believe 80,000+ Christians will gather together.  This once in a generation gathering will see Christians from every tradition, creed and culture travel to Wembley from all part of the United Kingdom and the British Isles. Over the […]

Working with faith communities to reduce crime In the capital

Joint Faith in Britain-Metropolitan Police Service conference on18 July at the Emmanuel Centre (Marsham Street), 11.00–15.30 on faith community partnerships and youth crime reduction etc. Speakers will include the Police Commissioner, David Lammy MP, Arlene Small, Les Isaac OBE(Street Pastors), Emmanuel King (Rochester Youth Offending Institution, Chaplain). This is an INVITEE only conference. If you want to attend and invite other colleagues, please let me have […]

Beyond Gold – Special for Church Leaders

Beyond Gold is a spectacular, uplifting and inspirational musical production using an exciting mix of gospel music, drama and dance to tell the true and inspiring stories of some of the world’s greatest athletes including Marion Jones, Derrick Redmond and Eric Liddle. Beyond Gold goes beyond the hype to explore the exhilarating, and often painful journey […]

Action Plan To Counter Child Abuse Linked To Faith Or Belief

An action plan to tackle Child Abuse linked to Faith or Beliefs is expected to be published soon. The action plan is intended to help raise awareness of  the issue of child abuse linked to faith or belief and to encourage practical steps to be taken to prevent such abuse. It has been developed through […]

Building On History – Exploring and Preserving History Workshop

You are warmly invited to this innovative event which will highlight the practical value and the contemporary significance of history and heritage for Black Majority Christian Churches. The workshop will offer accessible advice on how to explore and document the history of a congregation. Click here to view PDF with more details

Respond to the Marriage Consultation

Christian Concern has developed a brand new super fast form for responding to the Government’s consultation on same-sex ‘marriage’.Click this link to be taken there: Please use our form if you have not resopnded yet – it will take less than 2 minutes.       Respond to Consultation here >It has been reported that consummation by […]