Statement from The Anglican Bishops in the West Midlands

Published on: 22nd April 2021

"Racism has no place in the Church of England, but we must face the fact that it still exists."

 

The Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Hereford who has joined today with all the other Anglican Bishops in the West Midlands who have issued the following statement following the publication of the report of the Church of England’s Anti-Racism Taskforce today:

“Racism has no place in the Church of England, but we must face the fact that it still exists. As West Midlands bishops, meeting on Stephen Lawrence Day, we strongly affirm the work of the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce and the report 'From Lament to Action' issued today. We acknowledge our part in past and present failures, and recognise the challenges it presents. We wholeheartedly support its recommendations, and look forward to taking them forward with energy and determination.”

 

From the Bishops of Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, Lichfield, Birmingham, Stafford, Warwick, Aston, Dudley, Tewkesbury, Wolverhampton, Coventry, and Shrewsbury