The National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF) are calling on both the Government and Black Church Leaders across the UK to be more active in policy developments.
Launching their revised Manifesto on 20 May 2023, the NCLF is demanding the government engages the Black churches in its developments of all policies, recognising the vital role Black Church Leaders play in the community and their potential to help shape policies that can create a better future for all.
Speaking on the issue, Chair of the NCLF, Ade Omooba MBE said, “We believe that the church have a unique perspective on issues that affect their communities. They are on the front lines of many of these issues, whether those are related to crime, education, health or the economy as they affect the Black communities.”
The manifesto highlights a number of areas where the government and Black Church Leaders can work together to address many of the pressing issues facing the communities, including crime prevention, education, healthcare and poverty reduction.
“The church plays a leading role within the communities and given our insights and experiences, we can help to shape policies that can make a real difference in people’s lives”, continues Revd. Celia Colins.
Through the Manifesto the government is urged to listen to the voices of the community through the Black churches and other faith-based organisations and take seriously the role they can play to make a meaningful difference.
The National Church Leader Forum (NCLF) is an organisation committed to facilitating a Black Christian Voice in the UK. In 2015 more than 200 Church leaders published the first ever Black Church Political Mobilisation Manifesto.
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