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. A copy of this policy has now been distributed to every parish in the diocese for every PCC to consider adopting. You can read it 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.
Even those of us 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.
The Revd. Pam Wise, Chair of the Race Equality 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