In a reaction to the Windrush scandal, calls have been made for the UK government to re-think its immigration policies. But what is the Biblical perspective? As followers of Jesus do we have any option but to welcome the stranger and to share good hospitality?
Working for racial justice across Britain and Ireland
Church leaders are among those outraged by the treatment of the ‘Windrush generation’ – those who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries – with many supporting a petition to be debated in the UK Parliament on 30 April 2018. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) and Liberty […]
Our Churches have a tremendous opportunity to evidence God’s Kingdom on earth by taking deliberate action to include members of Britain’s minority ethnic communities in our congregations. Our Weekly Focus looks at praise which, for the psalmist, is oriented towards the God of all creation but also despairs over human failures to practice righteousness.
This year, resources for Racial Justice Sunday are available from the United Reformed Church (URC) and the Catholic Church in England and Wales. They can be used on Racial Justice Sunday or any time through the year. URC Resources from the URC for Racial Justice Sunday on 11 February 2018 take the theme of ‘staying […]
Our society is witnessing rising levels of hate crimes related to racial and religious discrimination following the Brexit vote and a race disparity audit, published by the UK government in October 2017, found that ‘there is still a way to go before we have a country that works for everyone regardless of their ethnicity’. This Weekly Focus looks at issues of racial justice in the run-up to Racial Justice Sunday on 11 February 2018.
Below are listed possible sources of alternative funding for charities, Christian organisations, churches and community projects. Please note: while we strive to keep this information up-to-date, grant programmes change frequently. If you know of a possible funding source that we’ve missed, please email. All links are to external websites: Alan Evans Memorial Trust Grants to promote […]
A public consultation on caste discrimination in Britain has been launched by the UK government. The consultation looks at how the law can prohibit caste discrimination either through developing case-law or by specifying caste in the Equality Act. This follows on from a feasibility study on measuring caste discrimination in Britain published on 28 March […]
Download resources for Racial Justice Sunday, 12 February 2017. This year’s material has been produced by Scott Boldt in partnership with EMBRACE, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It provides an introduction to the issue of racism, group work, suggestions on how to respond, an order of service, plus an appendix providing a wealth of extra resources relating […]
We would like to announce that Racial Justice Sunday is to move from the 2nd Sunday in September to the 2nd Sunday of February. This is because Education Sunday (in England and Wales) is moving to the 2nd Sunday in September (which makes logical sense) and we want to ensure that every opportunity is offered […]
Hospitality and Sanctuary For All – 13 September 2015. This year’s theme aims to prompt conversation and reflection on the theme of hospitality and sanctuary. It has been written by Inderjit Bhogal, of the Leeds Church Institute. As well as an order of service, it contains material for Bible study, group discussions, activities and worship. […]