Ethnic Minorities Concerns
Ethnic Minorities Charter
The Bishop’s Council approved this Charter in July 2020.
In June 2005, St Albans Diocesan Synod approved the adoption of our Race Equality Policy – you can read this at the link below.
Consultation – 9 July 2018: ‘Encouraging diversity in our churches and church leadership’
A one day consultation was held in 2018, jointly sponsored by the Diocesan Council for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (DMEAC) and the Diocesan Vocations team.
Topics that were covered include:
- How we encourage diversity within our churches
- How we encourage people into leadership roles
- How we encourage vocations among under-represented groups
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