Church leaders back video fuelling drive to end racism
A wide range of UK church leaders have come together to feature in a video focusing on racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Among those featuring in the video, released by the One Voice Collective working with Integrity Music and Premier, are HTB’s Nicky Gumbel, Agues Irukwu from the Redeemed Christan Church of God, Gavin Calver from the Evangelical Alliance, and wide range of worship leaders including Martin Smith, Graham Kendrick and Lou Fellingham.
After some consideration, Lawrence Johnson and Les Moir felt they had already recorded the song Somebody Please Hear Our Voice which perfectly reflects God’s heart for worship and justice. The song was written by Noel Robinson and Israel Houghton and produced by Nicky Brown at Abbey Road Studios.
“With one voice we will sing a new song and with one voice we will right what’s wrong” is just one of the powerful lines from the song. Noel Robinson said of the re-release,
“I believe we should not let this message and matter die until there is a seed of consciousness that grows in response to changing our cultural system to black lives, and that we are a generation that together will finally eradicate racism and end also the notion of slavery for all peoples around the globe.
“The church of this generation together has the opportunity to change the culture and systems of the world. Let revival come Lord!”
Any profits earned from the recording will go to the charity The Jarrett Foundation – they will be using the funds to help a women’s health project to promote fibroid awareness. Fibroids (non-cancerous tumours in the womb) disproportionately affect black women.
CREDITS Creative Director / Director: Patrick Campbell || Executive Producers: Lawrence Johnson & Les Moir || Sponsors: Premier