Call for global access to Covid-19 vaccinations
A message from GBA President Tim Moody
At the start of the year, I wrote to you all with a simple message: Hope is alive! A message I firmly believe in, a message I have seen the truth of. In fact, just this week, a wonderful lady of 90+ years joined us via Zoom for our online service – on her new tablet, for the first time! Hope is alive!
Whilst I don’t want to underestimate the incredible challenges we have all faced over these last 12 months (as the pandemic has drawn on), I do want to draw your attention to those who maybe find the idea of ‘Hope’ a hard one to grasp. I’m thinking in particular of those who aren’t currently in a ‘priority group’ for the vaccine. They include some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in our world, people who, without the Baptist family stepping up, may never see the blessed gift of a vaccine.
And so it is with both ‘joy’ and a belief that Hope is alive for all, that I am able to let you know of a campaign which is being launched by BMS World Mission, Baptist World Alliance, The Baptist Union of Wales, Baptist Together and The Baptist Union of Scotland.
The campaign is aimed at making sure there is equitable global access to Covid-19 vaccinations.
To play your part in bringing about Hope for these people, I ask you to consider joining with the Baptist family by filling out a petition which will be sent to the UK’s Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street.
I believe we are at a time when simply knowing about the problem isn’t enough. Dare I say it, but even humbly praying isn’t enough. I believe now is the time for us to take action. To be the hands and feet of Jesus and speak up for the oppressed and let justice roll across the nations.
So I ask you, would you join with me in signing this petition to make sure the least and the last are not forgotten as the world looks to bring an end to the Covid pandemic? To do so, simply head to www.covidfreeworld.org.uk for more information and to add your name to the petition.