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Singer Jocelyn Brown celebrates Pentecost with Christian Aid

One of the world’s best vocalists, Jocelyn Brown, will join Christian Aid supporters with a special guest performance to reflect, sing and celebrate at Change The World, a special Pentecost thanksgiving event being held at the Methodist Central Hall in central London on 26 May 2012.

The ticketed event, which will run from 7-10pm, will be hosted by Premier Gospel Radio’s Muyiwa Olarewaju, include music from London Gospel singer Noel Robinson, MOBO nominee Junior Garr, and a performance by The Renewal choir who will launch their charity single ‘Change the World’. 

Jocelyn and her fellow artists will be joined by speakers Joel Edwards and Christian Aid’s director Loretta Minghella.

The event will bring together Pentecost Festival partners Share Jesus International (SJI), Christian Aid, and Christian Aid supporters.

Attendees will be able ‘pray, act and give’, sharing a special time of reflection and celebration, and Loretta Minghella will speak  about the work Christian Aid is doing in the struggle against poverty and injustice.

Christian Aid’s Head of Church Relations Dionne Gravesande says: ‘We are very excited to welcome the performers, speakers, and supporters to this exciting event where we will stand with the Church at Pentecost, and share our work to prepare people for the fight against inequality’
Michah Challenge International Director Joel Edwards adds: ‘History has never known such an avalanche of human desire for a better world.  The prevailing ugliness only urges us to want more change. Change the World concert is another expression of that desire.  And the Jesus Agenda provides us with a unique tool kit for change.’

Tickets for the event cost between  £13.50-£15, plus booking fee, and students and children up to 16 are £10.50.  Doors will open at 6.15pm.  You can order tickets online at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/

If you would like further information please contact Melanie Smith on 0207 523 2416 or msmith@christian-aid.org  24 hour press duty phone – 07850 242950  

Notes to Editors

1. Christian Aid works in some of the world's poorest communities in nearly 50 countries. We act where there is great need, regardless of religion, helping people build the lives they deserve.

2. Christian Aid has a vision, an end to global poverty, and we believe that vision can become a reality. Our report, Poverty Over, explains what we believe needs to be done – and can be done – to end poverty.  Details at http://www.christianaid.org.uk/Images/poverty-over-report.pdf

3. Christian Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of 100 churches and church-related organisations that work together inhumanitarian assistance and development.  Further details at http://www.actalliance.org

4. Follow Christian Aid's newswire on Twitter: http://twitter.com/caid_newswire

5. For more information about the work of Christian Aid visit www.christianaid.org.uk