The credibility of the Church of England's rightful commitment to being a multi-racial church will stand or fall by how far and how effectively it consists of multi-racial parishes. This booklet is an attempt to map out the sort of convictions and policies that are needed to enable the Church of England to become multi-racial.
A broad outline of our goal is to become 'multi-racial in membership, leadership and ethos',and this booklet identifies symptoms of racism and methods to overcome it. There then follows practical and biblical discussion of how to go forward: how to shape the ministers, recognise gifts, spread the gospel, develop leadership, and be together.
This new edition of John Root's booklet has a new introduction and some suggestions for further reading.
John Root is Associate vicar of St Ann's Tottenham. He has had almost fifty years of experience ministering in multi-ethnic London, and was for three years Vice-Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. His wife Sheila is of Malaysian and Hindu background, and they have an adult son. He blogs at 'Out of Many, One People' on issues of multi-ethnic faith and church life, which can be accessed at 'johnroot.substack.com'
ISBN: 978 1 906 327 64 4