As households of faith across the Diocese, Bishop Will is encouraging us to reflect on Racial Justice. He is asking individuals to consider how we can encourage every individual to act against racism of any kind, pray and continue to promote love for one another.
“Repentance requires more than apology,” declared the CofE anti-racism taskforce’s in their report, From Lament to Action. “Decades of inaction carry consequences, and this inaction must be owned by the whole Church. A failure to act now will be seen as another indication, potentially a last straw for many, that the Church is not serious about racial sin.”
On the lead up to Racial Justice Week (7-13 February 2022) Bishop Will is encouraging parishes to start thinking about how they can eradicate racism. If you plan to focus on Racial Justice Sunday (13 February 2022) please focus on “what action you will be considering as a parish” and share pictures or Information to encourage others. Resources are now available from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland here A prayer for Racial Justice Sunday here
For Church of England liturgical resources for Black History month in October click here