Responding to Racism

“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.” Galatians 3:28

Our parish belongs to the Diocese of Southwark which has recently produced an Anti-Racism Charter. You can read that charter HERE.

If you’re interested in thinking more about how we respond to racism in the church, and in wider society, take a look at some of the resources below…

Books about racism in the church:

Books about racism in wider society:

After the Flood

As part of Black History Month, the Church of England is encouraging its members to watch After the Flood: The Church, Slavery and Reconciliation. This 70-minute documentary shows how the 18th century Church became embroiled in chattel slavery. We discover how the Church justified its involvement in the trade and its lasting impact. The film also explores biblical principles for racial reconciliation in our churches today.

After the Flood can be watched HERE.

Close to home…

If you’re interested in finding out more about some of the stories that have shaped South London, then you might be interested in watching this BCC documentary about the New Cross fire. You can watch that HERE.

You can also find out about the Church of England’s first black bishop, who was Rural Dean of the Deanery of East Lewisham (that’s our own deanery!) before becoming Bishop of Croydon in 1985. Read about him HERE.