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Racial Justice


Racial justice issues have been recognised as a key concern for our Union for many years, with the Racial Justice Working Group being set up at the March 1995 Council in response to the growing diversity of our country and churches.  Since then it has worked towards seeing, in our Union, the realisation of the vision expressed in Revelation 7:9 – ‘After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no-one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.’

To enable our Union to become fully multicultural, our National Justice Hub has developed or commissioned some helpful resources and initiatives for churches.

Find out more about the key areas of work along with resources to help you and your church to engage with issues of racial justice by following the links below.
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Tuesday 4 May: The College of Preachers is organising this webinar alongside the new 'Intercultural Preaching' book, looking at why intercultural preaching and dialogue are needed in the Church today
The cries of anguish we've heard in 2020 have to lead to lasting change, writes Diane Watts
A reflection, by Abbie Ametewee
'Our church's diversity charges us with a great responsibility. It means that we have a special and significant role in the struggle to bridge racial divides and work for justice,' writes Jon Kuhrt
A reflection - and a challenge - from BMS World Mission General Director Kang-San Tan
Exploring why racial justice issues are not an important part of white evangelical mission theology - and offering ideas for change. By Israel Olofinjana
Can Christians across the country be the leaders on good practice, equity, diversity and inclusion, advice and activism? By Rosemarie Davidson-Gotobed
A reflection on white privilege, and the need for affirmative action, by Rob Ellis
The three main reasons, from a biblical perspective, why racism is sinful. By Joshua Searle
The origin of race is not divine — but human. Yet we live these racialised identities, not the baptismal one offered through Christ, writes Starlette Thomas
Why I believe that this seemingly noble statement is in fact wrong, misleading, and misses the point. By Joshua Searle
A reflection on our responsibility as white Christians in a world where George Floyd was murdered. By Tim Judson
Reflections on my school experience, Black Lives Matter and the future. By Tabatha Crook
'Man against the System’ This year's Sam Sharpe lecture will be delivered by Bishop Wilton Powell, OBE - Former National Presiding Bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy.
Hayley Young and Rich Blake-Lobb introduce the Anti-Racism Reflective Action group, formed to help Baptists set aside time to reflect with God and others about racial bias and how that is reflected in our ministry and mission
We need to be intentional about understanding the reality, the history and facts about racial injustice if we are to address it
Justice Enabler Wale Hudson-Roberts introduces the Baptists Together Racial Justice Blog
A reflection exploring how we respond when our spaces are disrupted and subverted by people with a different set of values and world views. By Simon Jay
Recording from 8 September: with speakers Revd Dr Kevin Snyman, Bevin Powell and Revd Mike Long
Helpful reading material for ministers and others wanting to explore the issue of racial justice
Tuesday 29 September: with speakers Dr Chi-Chi, Dr Vivienne Lyfar-Cisse and Wale Hudson-Roberts
Monday 12 October: Lecture being given by Bishop Wilton Powell
For black and minority ethnic (BME) women who were already, or were in the process of training to become, lay or accredited ministers
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Response from our General Secretary to the situation in the USA
Prayers written by Pamela Searle and Mary Taylor - members of our Racial Justice Hub
Statement from Baptists Together Core Leadership Team
Two prayers of lament in response to injustice
A relationship that has lasted over 200 years
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Overview of the Sam Sharpe Project, launched in 2012
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Reflections, prayers and statements in response to the injustices faced by people of colour in the USA and around the world
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Informing and raising awareness of racial justice issues and celebrating multicultural relationships
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New initiatives to help churches, youth workers and ministers identify and nurture leadership skills in BME young people
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A series of blogs exploring racial justice issues from a variety of Christian viewpoints, beginning in October 2020
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Raising awareness of prejudice, discrimination, racism and its debilitating impact on the people with whom we live and work
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Resources to help churches on their journey to becoming multicultural
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BME Women Ministers' network trip to South Africa
Areas of work of our Racial Justice Hub
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Areas of work of our Racial Justice Hub
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Resources to help churches on their journey to becoming multicultural
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Raising awareness of prejudice, discrimination, racism and its debilitating impact on the people with whom we live and work
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A series of blogs exploring racial justice issues from a variety of Christian viewpoints, beginning in October 2020
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New initiatives to help churches, youth workers and ministers identify and nurture leadership skills in BME young people
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Informing and raising awareness of racial justice issues and celebrating multicultural relationships
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Reflections, prayers and statements in response to the injustices faced by people of colour in the USA and around the world
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Overview of the Sam Sharpe Project, launched in 2012
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A relationship that has lasted over 200 years
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For black and minority ethnic (BME) women who were already, or were in the process of training to become, lay or accredited ministers
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