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Ethnic Minorities Concerns

Many dioceses in the Church of England have diocesan race equality policies. In June 2005 the St. Albans Diocesan Synod approved the adoption of our own Race Equality Policy  –  you can read this at the link below.

Consultation – July 2018:  ‘Encouraging diversity in our churches and church leadership’

A one day consultation jointly sponsored by the Diocesan Council for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (DMEAC) and the Diocesan Vocations team – the day will be chaired by the Bishop of Bedford.

Topics that will be covered are:

  • How we encourage diversity within our churches
  • How we encourage people into leadership roles
  • How we encourage vocations among under-represented groups

This consultation will be held on Monday 9th July 2018  9.30am – 3.30pm  (Lunch included), at St Mark’s Church, Hitchin SG5 1UR

For further details, see consultation flyer:  Encouraging Diversity  09-07-2018

 

Why race equality is important

The rich and wonderful diversity of God’s people reminds us that we are all his children and that he loves us equally and asks nothing more than that we love and respect each other.

All of us, even those who live in communities which are predominantly white British, need to consider that we are all part of a larger diocesan community which includes people from a huge range of ethnic backgrounds.

A former Chair of this Committee, said, “By adopting the policy, parishes will demonstrate that they as a church – and we as a diocese – are committed to ensuring that all people stand before God, equally, as his children. We will be declaring that any form of racism is completely unacceptable amongst God’s children.”

If you would like to know more about the work of this Committee, contact Revd Michele du Saire – email Michele

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