A Statement in Response to Events in the United States of America
3rd Jun 2020
The Church of England in East London and Essex has issued the following statement in response to events in the United States of America
"We echo the Archbishop of York and the Archbishop of Canterbury in condemning the ongoing evil of racism in all its manifestations.
Racism is an affront to God. We are particularly conscious of systemic racism which can often hide within structures, including our own. We must all play our part in eradicating all forms of racism wherever it persists across the world, in our communities and in our churches.
We pray for all those who suffer from racism and ask God for grace, courage and healing. We commit ourselves to working better together for justice, equality and freedom from oppression."
Revd Ade Eleyae, Equalities Advisor to the Bishop of Chelmsford
Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike, Chair or the Chelmsford Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns
Rt Revd Peter Hill, Acting Bishop of Chelmsford
On 1 June, the Archbishop of York and the Archbishop of Canterbury issued a statement in response to events in the USA which can be read here