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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Archbishop Sentamu calls for civil rights movement to restore Zimbabwe
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¬†Dr John Sentamu, the Anglican Archbishop of York, is calling for the establishment of a new civil rights movement in Britain to bring about the restoration of Zimbabwe. The Archbishop made his call as he announced a special service for the people of Zimbabwe to take place at midday next Friday, 11 July at St Margaret's Church in Westminster. The event to support Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans, called RESTORE-ZIM, has been arranged in conjunction with Westminster Abbey. Announcing the event Dr Sentamu said: "I am inviting people to work with me for the restoration of Zimbabwe in order that peace, prosperity and the rule of law are restored to that once great and prosperous land of hope for Africa which has become a waste land of oppression, poverty and disease. "Restoration will require prayer, money and support. I am asking people to commit to offering what they can in any and all of these categories. "People from Britain have a proud record of making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Whether it be the anti-apartheid movement, the ending of Ian Smith's UDI, the Jubilee Debt Campaign or countless other campaigns, British men and women have shown how their compassion and outrage over injustice can be channelled positively into bringing about new life and new hope. "This is an opportunity for civil society to engage - not by proxy through Government - but as ordinary British citizens joining their voices together with those from African to form a chorus calling for restoration in Zimbabwe and an end to the brutalisation of its people. "This is not a party political venture. It is not pro-MDC or anti-Zanu PF. Rather it is for the people of Zimbabwe, black and white, being helped by those here in Britain, white and black. We need to remember there is only one race ≠ the human race ≠ and in joining together to restore Zimbabwe, we ease the sufferings of our brothers and sisters." Source: www.archbishopofyork.org
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