Julie Okundaye is the new Chair of the diocesan Race and Ethnicity Forum. Here she speaks with Archdeacon Ian Bishop about the role on the eve of Black History Month, the event held in recognition of the contribution and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage.
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David Hermitt gave his maiden speech at General Synod in support of a proposal to change the makeup of the CNC that will decide the next Archbishop of Canterbury. David was "co-opted" to the House of Laity in response to the Archbishops' anti-racism report, From Lament to Action.
The Archbishops have announced the names of the 11 Commission Members who have been appointed to the Racial Justice Commission, joining Lord Boateng whose Chairmanship of the Commission was announced in July.
The opening of Global Images of Christ, the ground-breaking exhibition, has been well received at a special launch event at Chester Cathedral. The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 25 September until the end of October.
A teaching day to help us all think through the issues of race and ethnicity as they affect the Church today. Speakers include Revd Cham Kaur-Mann, Revd Shemil Matthew, and Revd Calvin Samuel.
A landmark exhibition of over 40 works of art, sculpture, and images will challenge perceptions of how Jesus Christ and other people of faith are depicted. The exhibition opens at Chester Cathedral on 25 September.
Parishes are encouraged to mark Anti Slavery Sunday on 17 October by incorporating some of the themes into their church services and praying for those affected. Find out more and access some resources and ideas.
The Archbishopsâ€™ Anti-Racism Taskforce has published its report From Lament to Action proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England.