A theological understanding is imperative as we begin to tackle the evil of racism within our structures, policies and processes.
The theology that underpins the racial justice strategy within the Diocese of London has been published: striving for racial justice in the diocese of London. It reminds us of the significant role we can play in combatting racism in all its forms and how we can collectively journey together with Christ to build a better future for all surrounded by prayer.
The ‘Lament to Action’ report by the Anti-racism taskforce owns and accepts the legacy of racial inequity within the structures and processes of the church and provides clear actions to enable a culture change to root out the sin of racism from its core in all its forms.
Members of the Racial Justice Priority Group (RJPG) issued a statement dated 26 April 2021 in response to the anti-racism taskforce report which supports the report and makes clear that there are structural issues that we need to address and culture change that needs to follow.
It is the intention of the RJPG in line with its terms of reference on behalf of the Diocese of London to pursue a racial justice strategy that moves forward the ‘racially just’ priority of 2030 Vision to action the commitment to embody the life of Christ and begin the transformative work that will embed a culture that is intentionally anti-racist.
General Synod Impact Report – January 2022
This paper summarises the developments of the Church of England since the reaction to the murder of George Floyd in the US prompted an international outcry at the persistent racism through society, including the churches.
Click here to read the report