Church of England report calls for affirmative action on race

The Church of England needs to embrace affirmative action to increase the number of priests from ethnic minorities and the number of non-white parishioners, both of which lag changes in the wider population, a report has said.

The report, which the church has produced ahead of the meeting of the General Synod – its legislative body – next month in York, says that the “pace of change is very slow indeed” in widening participation among non-whites.

Details:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/20/church-of-england-affirmative-action-race

Categories: Religion, UK

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