Mark 10:17-27 ‘Give everything you own to the poor, and follow me’
This week we are going to be thinking about why Black History Month is celebrated.
Our mission this week:
Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. It also serves as a reminder of the incredible beauty of our diverse communities. It inspires us to celebrate our differences and recognise that we are all unique and important parts of the Body of Christ. Think this week about what you bring to your community and just how much you receive from those around you.
It is important to remember Black History because:
- Everyone is different in our own communities, so it’s nice to see that difference in the books we read and the things we watch!
- It’s also nice to see people who look like ourselves in books, films and television.
- Because many books, films and TV programmes are created by white people, black, asian and mixed-race people are often shown less.
- Minority ethnic groups, including Black British people, are also represented less often because they are in a minority: there are less black, asian and mixed-race people living in Britain than white people.
- Black History Month is important, because it is a time when we learn about Black British people, who are not represented as much as white people in books, films and television.