Tackling racism starts with us

18 Jun 2020 • From Bishop Richard Jackson

Bishop Richard reminds us of Galatians 3: 26-29:

"... in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.  As many of you as were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."

Bishop Richard says: 'Diversity of race and culture is a rich part of God's self-revelation; racism and patriarchy are in some sense blasphemous libels against God's creative intention.' 

'We need to be a community that lives by what it believes.  Sadly, there is a racism within our wider community and there is racism within the church.  We have a moral duty when that is exposed to do something about it.'