Black Christian Leaders issue press statement on Barack Obama
YES WE CAN – BLACK CHRISTIAN LEADERS SAY
THERE IS AN OBAMA IN EVERYONE
“There is an Obama in all of us, willing us to walk past every obstacle to our God-given destiny” – that is the message from Black Church leaders as the first Black President of the USA settles into office.
The Black Christian Leaders’ Forum is urging churches to continue to pray for President Obama and his new administration.
Forum member and Secretary for Minority Ethnic Christian Affairs, Churches Together in England, Dr Joe Aldred, said: “Very few of us believed Barack Obama would be elected president of the United States. America, we thought, is simply not ready for a Black president.
“However, Obama's infectious hope and belief in reaching beyond the ordinary is a model for us all. There is an Obama in all of us willing us to walk past every obstacle to our God-given destiny.”
Fellow forum member Dr R David Muir, Director of Public Policy for the Evangelical Alliance, said: “There is a reservoir of good will for Barack Obama. His Presidency marks a new era in American history and global leadership.
“His inauguration was a moving event; it brought together that diversity which is America.”
He added that President Obama’s words were also a reminder to America and the rest of the world that there are difficult and challenging times economically, politically and environmentally.
“We call upon and encourage our churches, members and wider constituency to continue to add their prayer to the overwhelming good will around the world for President Obama and his new administration,” he said.