Following the discovery of Sabina Nessa ‘s body near the OneSpace community centre in Kidbrooke, the Diocese of Southwark was asked for a comment.
This video of the live interview with Alastair Cutting, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich, was broadcast by BBC News on 24 September 2021.
As well as focussing on the shocking murder of local teacher Sabina Nessa, the video includes mention of:
- Archdeacon Mina Smallman, Biba Henry, and Nicole Smallman
- violence against women, the role for men in stepping up, and Reclaim These Streets,
- the OneSpace youth and community centre, Greenwich
- local church members and Christians involved in supporting this community venture by working with young women and young men
- how the Christian faith and ethos touches issues that those dealing with these sorts of circumstances may find strengthening
- at the heart of the Christian faith is a Father (God) losing his Son (Jesus)
- local MPs and politicians working with community activists – looking out for one another,
- bearing one another’s burdens
- key role for education for our young people in our community centres and schools, with the role of the police community liaison officers
As a new priest in Sheffield, Alastair Cutting had been involved with some of the afterath of the Hillsborough disaster.
With thanks to Megan Paterson for forwarding a copy of the interview. The video clip is 4’53” long.