Week commencing 3rd May 2021

The BBC reports that Muslim worshippers in Ilford who were marking Ramadan have been pelted with eggs in what the local MP calls an Islamophobic attack. Police have been involved and have labelled this an ‘appalling’ incident.

Also from the BBC, young Christians are going on pilgrimage to raise awareness of the climate crisis. The walk will be done in relay from Cornwall to Glasgow in November, when the UN meet in the city to discuss climate change.

Religion News Service reports that the US National Day of Prayer on 6th May this year will focus on racial justice. In New York, Black clergy plan to join other faith and political leaders to call for houses of worship to be deemed essential as they continue to provide aid to communities of color disproportionally affected by the coronavirus, and in North Carolina, a council of churches is praying for courage after the deaths of Black people in police shootings.