Harlow is 75: Church of Pentecost welcome all to their world
Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Wed 3rd Aug 2022 am31 07:55am
MAY we firstly thank everyone associated with the Church of Pentecost based at St Paul’s Church in College Square, Harlow.
We got in contact with Eric Southard and a number of elders from the church. We told them about the Harlow is 75 project.
They invited our editor to the services and community events on Sunday. They gave him a couple of minutes to speak and then, they couldn’t do enough for Harlow Council and YourHarlow in gathering twelve people together in order to be interviewed.
So, over half an hour, we spoke to the following:
Shannon Goka: Zimbabwe
Jerodine Boaman: Italy
Benny Obubire: Italy
Emmanuel Ekezie: Italy
Rhoda Afeme: Ghana
Eric Southard: Ghana
Rosina Manku: Ghana
Isaac Appleton: Ghana
Emmanuel Darkwa: Ghana
Naomi Baffar: Ghana
Jophiel Afeme: Ghana
The interviews are below.
We cannot thank the church enough. On A Sunday afternoon, they had a thriving community, bound by faith, busy in three rooms. This was a very welcoming community and an asset to town of Harlow.
This project is all about welcoming members of communities from all over the world. On this Sunday afternoon, they welcome this 60-year-old born and bred in Harlow to their community. In many ways, this was what the project has been all about.
Nice to see people exercising and enjoying their Article 9 rights provided by the Human Rights Act 1998: "It includes the right to change your religion or beliefs at any time. You also have the right to put your thoughts and beliefs into action. This could include your right to wear religious clothing, the right to talk about your beliefs or take part in religious worship. Importantly, this right (Article 9) protects a wide range of non-religious beliefs including atheism, agnosticism, veganism and pacifism." https//www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/human-rights-act/article-9-freedom-thought-belief-and-religion
Does this mean Pagans can go back to sacrificing virgins?