Category Archives: Racism

#BlackLivesMatter: Protest & Prayer

by the Very Revd Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester This was a reflection shared by the Dean of Manchester at the Protest and Prayer event organised for the Diocese of Manchester I want to begin by reminding us that we … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Ignoring Those We Do Not See

by the Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton ‘You don’t belong here’ were the words spoken to me on my first Sunday evening as curate.  I must say I felt quite affronted, I was nervous enough.  It had been … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter: Living Between Malcolm X and Uncle Tom

by Augustine Tanner-Ihm is an African-American ordinand at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham. “You are angry, aggressive and people are afraid of you.” This statement is far too often used as a description or evaluation made by the White … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…But We Can Stop Hurting People!

by the Revd Peterson Feital, Founder of The Haven+and Missioner to the Creative Industries for the Diocese of London  I’ve been reflecting recently how movements inspired by the Reformations, The Moravians, and John Wesley have all shaped the history of … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to Breathlessness

by the Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley ‘I can’t breathe.’ Following the lynch-mob style killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, his dying words have become the cry of dispossessed and impoverished BAME communities first in the States … Continue reading

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General Synod: The Highs & Lows

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The General Synod of the Church of England, which I’ve been attending most of this last week, is a body that attracts its fair share of criticism. Its internal debates can … Continue reading

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Wellbeing, Leadership and ‘The Other’

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury How well are the clergy you know? If they weren’t at their best, would they feel able to tell you? During the past two years, I’ve been involved … Continue reading

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Does the Church have a Problem with Institutional Racism?

by the Revd Peterson Feital, Founder of The Haven+ and Missioner to the Creative Industries for the Diocese of London (aka the ‘Showbiz Rev’) I was thrilled when Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle. However, I was not … Continue reading

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