Church of England and race

May 4, 2021 by

Just before Easter, we received media notification that the Church of England was about to release a report from an anti-racism taskforce, which would identify examples of extensive racism within the church, and outline potential solutions such as quotas for numbers of BAME clergy and senior leaders.

 

Trailing the report’s release was a BBC Panorama programme, reviewed here:

BBC Panorama smears the Church of England as ‘racist’by Archbishop Cranmer

 

and then the report itself came out: ‘From Lament to Action’. A selection of analysis and comment follows:

From Lament To Action: the report of the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforceby Archbishop Cranmer

The C of E has fallen for anti-Christian theories of raceby Michael Nazir-Ali, Spectator

How should the Church respond to race? by Ian Paul, Psephizo

Racism in the Church of England: what’s the answer? by David Robertson, Christian Today

The Cranmer Optionby Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

No, the Church isn’t institutionally racistby Calvin Robinson, spiked

The Church Has Always Been Multiethnicby Rebecca McLaughlin, The Gospel Coalition

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