Ethnic Minorities Concerns
Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Task Force report
published 22 April 2021
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.
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
Lessons Learnt Review
Following an incident related to the possible appointment of a curate to a title post, the diocese commissioned a Lessons Learned Review, which was carried out by Dawn Lewinson. This review contains 30 Actions and 46 Recommendations covering the broadest range of diocesan activity. The Review was considered and received by Bishop’s Council on 13 July 2021 and remitted to RJAG for Action.