Black History Month
Black History Month is celebrated annually in the UK during the month of October. It is a time to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of black people to British society and history. This year’s Black History Month will highlight the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. It will showcase pioneering black women who have made remarkable contributions to literature, music, fashion, sport, business, politics, academia, social and health care, and more.
The Church of England posted a prayer for Black History Month to which every Christian can say ‘amen’:
‘Compassionate God, who sent us Jesus Christ to deliver us from all manner of injustices and inequalities, create in us new hearts and enlarged visions to see the image of God in every person, irrespective of background, race, and ethnicity. May we be generous in our love of others, as we work towards ending racism and injustice, creating communities of human flourishing. Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.’
To all the black women who faithfully follow the Lord Jesus Christ and contribute so much to the rich diversity of the Christian church, we commend and salute you. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
In Christian love,