Monthly Archives: November 2010

Packed launch event

Oxford saw two packed Jellicoe events this week, both with the inspirational Bishop Douglas I. Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church in inner-city Baltimore.  Bishop Miles has been at the heart of broad-based community organising, in the city which originated the Living Wage Campaign.  He preached the Jellicoe Sermon at Magdalen on Sunday, and addressed the launch of the Oxford Jellicoe Community on Monday.

His sermon will be online soon – and the Oxford Jellicoe Community is now on Facebook here

Pictured: Bishop Miles (centre) with Jellicoe Community Development Manager Laurence Mills and 2010 intern Antonia Adebambo

Living Wage @ UEL

Jellicoe interns joined hundreds of other East Londoners to celebrate two stunning Living Wage victories at this year’s East London Communities Organisation (TELCO) Assembly in Walthamstow on Tuesday.
University of East London Vice-Chancellor Prof Patrick McGhee committed his institution to a Living Wage – speaking powerfully about his own experiences of poverty in Glasgow, and responding to testimony by Jhon (a cleaner at the University living on low pay). 

UEL’s Politics Department has now joined TELCO, and among those cheering these exciting developments was Amma Asante – the first Jellicoe intern at the University!  Summer interns Rebecca Fay, Daniel Stone and Antonia Adebambo also have much to celebrate, as their Pentecostal placement church, ARC (A Radical Church) also joined up.

Barts and the London NHS Trust has also gone for the Living Wage.  In this video clip, Pastor Davy Johnson – a key speaker at the assembly, and Pastor of Mile End New Testament Church of God – explains why the Living Wage matters so much: