Around 1,000 people marched through Camberwell from Peckham to Brixton as a protest against the recent spate of gun crimes in the area. Organised by local churches, the move wasn’t met with 100% approval:
“Jesus ain’t coming to Peckham,” said one [onlooker], who runs a community project for single mothers. “The churches all down Peckham Road are businesses, filling their coffers with black people’s money, the minister’s BMW parked outside. They’re using gun crime for a recruitment drive.” Her friend, another community worker, chimed in: “Why don’t the churches open their doors to young men, teach them skills, keep them out of prison, take our young girls to the STD clinics, instead of shoving Jesus down their throats?”
Fairly pertinent points, I think.
On a lighter — and completely unrelated — note, following recommendations in previous comments, I tried pizza from Firezza this week. Very nice, but could have been hotter. Still, the best delivery pizza I’ve tried yet.