Let's talk about race

By Sanjay Mahtani

“It is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” – Angela Davis
“Racism isn’t getting worse; it’s getting filmed.” – Will Smith

George Floyd was a black man who was killed by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis on Monday 26 May, 2020. He pleaded for his life several times, saying “I can’t breathe”, and since his death, riots have ensued in Minneapolis and beyond - calling for justice and bringing race-based injustice to the fore.

6 things that help us nurture unity

By Andy O'Connell

As the city of Oxford changes to become more multi-cultural, God wants to change OCC to gloriously reflect that diversity - to be a united family demonstrating his gospel in a diverse city. He wants to change us as a church, and change the hearts of us as individuals. 

How does that work practically? 

Four numbers

By Andy O'Connell

As we think about our city and church, there are 4 numbers affecting the city of Oxford - that is, the people of Oxford! - and therefore Oxford Community Church. Let these stats inform your praying as we move into 2020!

Those who are free can free others

By Steve Beegoo

Those who are free, can free others. Slaves can’t free slaves.

My Father is from Mauritius. Slavery existed in Mauritius until 1834. But in that year, a vessel named the Sarah arrived in the capital Port Louis, and the first of the ‘indentured labourers’ arrived from British India to this other corner of the British Empire.

Steve Beegoo