Keep The Faith Issue 113

Dear Readers

Welcome to our 113rd issue and… Happy Easter!

It has been quite a challenging time; the first two months of 2020 were dealing with severe weather conditions, with extensive flooding causing many to lose their homes. Now, the world is dealing with a global health emergency, with coronavirus (COVID-19) now declared a pandemic. Thankfully, the weather is slowly improving as we approach spring, which the scientists claim will not only improve the flooding situation, but the warmer weather could stave off the pandemic.

Easter is a time of love, new beginnings and celebration, and we are celebrating… 40 years of the Pentecostal Credit Union in the UK! Read about Rev Carmel Jones and his beautiful wife Iveline, who founded the Pentecostal Credit union in 1980, and how it now has an asset base of
£11m! What a great achievement for the Windrush Generation and the UK Black Church.

The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education is celebrating 50 years as a united ecumenical theological college, and the GMIA (Gospel Music Industry Alliance) – the body representing UK Gospel – has appointed six new directors to take gospel music into a new era in 2020! We have interviewed much loved Pastor Penny Francis, co-pastor and joint founder of Ruach City Church.

May marks National Fostering Fortnight. Could you offer a child a loving home? Or maybe you could become a foster carer? Check out our fostering and adoption articles. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is encouraging us to improve the lives of older people, their families and the environment – we all need to be part of this great programme! Plus, the law on organ donation is changing. Are you aware of the changes?

Finally, could you be a Keep The Faith contributor? Or maybe you would like to be a guest editor? If so, get in touch with us!

Happy Easter and stay safe!

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