Racism in church commentators

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The Presidents of Churches Together in England, which represents 50 churches, say racism “blights the life of our churches” and are calling for church leadership to be more inclusive. story here

Commentators:

Revd Dr Paul Goodliff, General Secretary of Churches Together in England paul.goodliff@cte.org.uk 07741 893141

Rev Dr David Muir, Co-Chair of the National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF), former Home Office adviser on policing, diversity and community relations; former deputy chair of  the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA); now senior lecturer Roehampton University. david.muir@roehampton.ac.uk

“Racism kills. It is a scandal that deforms relationships and the body politic. We all have a moral obligation to work against this destructive force so that all can flourish as people made in the image of God.”

Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, Pentecostal and Multicultural Relations, Churches Together in England joe.aldred@cte.org.uk

Professor Anthony Reddie, Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Editor ‘Black Theology’ anthony.reddie@regents.ox.ac.uk http://www.rpc.ox.ac.uk/people/prof-anthony-reddie/

Dr Dulcie Dixon McKenzie, Director, Centre for Black Theology, the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham d.mckenzie@queens.ac.uk; http://www.queens.ac.uk/people/academic/dulcie-dixon-mckenzie