A plan for children

29 August 2007

by Bill Bowder

Revealed: the Revd Jesse Jackson views the statue of Nelson Mandela in Parliament Square PA

Revealed: the Revd Jesse Jackson views the statue of Nelson Mandela in Parliament Square PA

THIS SUNDAY, before the new term starts, pastors should hold a parent, teacher, and pupil meeting to help avoid the bad examples at school that undermine community peace, the black religious leader from the United States, the Revd Jesse Jackson, said in London this week.

Bishop Joe Aldred, who chairs the Council of Black-led Churches (CBLC), reported on Wednesday that Mr Jackson had said: “Call them forward, pray for them, and invite any concerns to be shared with you”. Mr Jackson had been addressing church leaders and MPs on Tuesday.

“He believes that what has happened here in Britain is part of something wider than Britain. We have some shared problems, and we have some shared solutions. There are keys or principles that have served very well in the place of his struggle back in the States, and that have a wider resonance,” said Bishop Aldred.

Each term, pastors should ask every child to bring them their school report, read it, and countersign it.

“I added: hold a family meeting once a week for discussion and prayer, be a friend to the friendless.”

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