Our Commitment to Anti-Racism
The Diocese of London is committed to being actively anti-racist.
We have a significant role to play in combatting racism within our structures, systems and people to build a better future for all. Racism and other forms of discrimination are wholly incompatible with Jesus’ command that we ‘love one another’ (Jn 15:12), His promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ (Jn 10:10) and our vision.
Our churches and schools will:
- Remain grounded in Scripture as we promote equality, equity and justice and as we challenge and remove structural racism, multi-dimensional injustices of racism and discrimination found within the Diocese.
- Recognise and embrace the role we can play in challenging racism and modelling anti-racist behaviours.
- Never deny the realities of the lived experience of many.
- Recognise the transformative work that needs to be done as we build and strengthen our communities.
- Expect those who work within the Diocese of London increasingly to reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.
- Celebrate the current diversity within our Diocese and take steps to engender even greater inclusivity throughout our structures so that the participation of all can be encouraged, actively celebrated and valued at all levels.
We know we have more to do and we continue to identify and address systemic issues highlighted by the Anti-Racism taskforce report ‘From Lament to Action’ through a strong programme of actions. Love of God and for our neighbours will enable us to persevere in relentless pursuit of a deep change that will be sustained and embedded.