Black Lives Matter

White Silence = Compliance

Our Church set up a Black Lives Matter discussion group after the murder of George Floyd shocked us all into action, and has continued to debate and reflect on the many discriminatory issues faced daily by black people in our society.

We feel there is so much still to be done to combat institutional racism in our society, and that white people need to speak out against racism. Silence from the majority is allowing the oppressive status quo to continue. We know that racism in any form runs contrary to the gospel commandment to love our neighbours as ourselves.

The onus is on the white majority to listen, change and work for justice.

Our banner’s message “White Silence = Compliance” reflects the change we need to be in this world. We feel as Christians it is important to educate ourselves, speak the truth, and acknowledge structural racism in our communities and the Church itself.

Tom, a Church Member ...

“Trying to be an anti-racist church, we welcome new ideas and pathways to this end. We are continuing to learn from prominent writers such as Prof Anthony Reddie, Reni Eddo-Lodge, David Olusoga and Layla Saad. As well as discussing documentaries such as Thirteenth and Hip Hop and Grime artists such as Dave and Common which have also helped us on our journey to become an anti-racist church.”

Our Church is encouraging others to develop their understanding of the black struggle.

We have a Black Lives Matter Study Group; for details please refer to our Newsletter

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