Weekly Thursday Noon Prayers – 23rd July 2020

On Thursday 23rd  July will be meeting at Penmount again for Thursday Noon Prayers. Please note that we will meet at 10:00 – 11.00 am  not at 12:00 noon.

This week’s message and prayer is as follows:

Cornwall Faith Forum is thinking of everyone in Cornwall.   This Thursday (23rd July) is Ras Tafari Earth Day and Katherine kindly sent us an extract of Haile Selassies speech to the League of Nations when he asked for help.

This extract was made famous by Bob Marley who turned this extract into the song “War”.

Extract of the speech of Haile Selassies to the League of Nations in 1963:

“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned;

that until there are no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation;

that until the colour of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes;

that until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race;

that until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed;

until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will;

until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven”