Welcome to out last issue for 2020… and what a year it has been!
As we come to the end of 2020, there is light at the end of the tunnel: a vaccine has been developed. That is encouraging! More great news. Giants of UK Gospel, media and community were recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, which was published during Black History Month and hailed as the most ethnically diverse list to date. Muyiwa, Marcia Dixon, John Fisher, Lurine Cato, Karen Gibson and myself – to name but a few – were awarded honours.
We have interviewed the ‘Queen of British Soul Music’ and actress, Mica Paris MBE (our cover girl); Shaun Bailey, Conservative London Mayoral Candidate; British actress Adjoa Andoh; Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, ecumenist, broadcaster, speaker and author, and one of the most influential Black pastors in the UK, Pastor Doug Williams, who was seriously ill with CV-19.
As this year closes and we celebrate Christmas, we must hold on to our faith and hope. However you are able to spend this wonderful time, my hope is that it will be full of love and peace!