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?
Racial Justice Sunday
Racial Justice Sunday has been observed since 1995 on the second Sunday of September and for many churches this is a very useful focus.
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 […]
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. […]
Racial Justice Sunday is an opportunity for all Christians in Britain and Ireland to focus their worship, prayer and action on racial justice by: Celebrating human diversity. Rejoicing in how far God’s people have travelled together. Recognising that there is much further to go both in the Church and in the world. What are the […]
Dreams of the ‘Beloved Community’ August 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s monumental ‘I have a dream’ speech which spoke about all God’s people living in freedom and peace in a world governed by truth and justice. Dr King joined over 250,000 of his fellow Americans that day in Washington […]
Being an Inclusive Church …and not an exclusive club The theme for 2012 was Being an Inclusive Church. Many of us consider that our local churches as well as our national Church institutions are inclusive but when we listen to those who feel on the outside we learn that we still have a long way […]
Created by God, treated like slaves: Tackling human trafficking Racial Justice Sunday 2011 resources are based around the theme “Created by God, Treated like Slaves: Tackling Human Trafficking” and “Love your neighbour as yourself, do this and you will live” from Luke 10:27-28. Racial Justice Sunday 2011 booklet Download: Racial Justice Sunday booklet […]
Migration: building bridges or barriers? The theme for the CTBI resources is based around Migration 2010, keying into the Migration 2010 initiative of the Conference of European Churches and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe. Resources to download These materials were produced by the CTBI Racial Justice Network and the Catholic Association for Racial […]