The Archbishops of Canterbury and York today 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 on 9 July 2021.
The Racial Justice Commission was appointed by the Archbishops in response to the Anti-racism Taskforce report, ‘From Lament to Action’, for a period of three years.
It follows a series of commitments by the Archbishops to take action to identify, respond to and root out systemic racism in the Church of England.
The Commission is an independent body bringing together a range of experience and expertise within and beyond the Church.
Members include specialists in areas such as Theology and Racial Justice; Ecclesiology and Liturgy; Formation and Theological Education, and History and Politics.
- Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Boateng, Former Cabinet Minister and High Commissioner to SA
- Professor Anthony Reddie, Dept of Theology, University of Oxford
- The Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike, Chair of Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN)
- Professor Duncan Morrow, Dept of Politics, Ulster University
- Dame Melanie Dawes, Chief Executive, Ofcom
- Professor Mike Higton, Dept of Theology, Durham University
- Lord Wei of Shoreditch, Serial Social Entrepreneur and Social Reformer
- Dr Nirmala Pillay, School of Law, Leeds Becket University
- The Revd Canon Patricia Hillas, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons
- The Revd Canon Dr Philip Anderson, Canon Precentor, Liverpool Cathedral
- The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover
- The Revd Sonia Barron, Diocesan Director of Vocations, Diocese of Lincoln