The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, set up in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, publishes its first report today and we look forward to engaging with it to better understand how we can strengthen our resolve to encourage, support and promote minority ethnic vocations, participation and representation at all levels across the diocese.

As a diverse, multi-cultural diocese we need to be reflective of our community and their needs and our recent appointment of Polly Falconer as our first BAME development enabler was pivotal in addressing the under representation of all ethnic minorities across the diocese. Polly is instrumental in helping us to ensure that we are leading by example – promoting a better understanding of racism, racial issues and cultural diversity. We firmly believe that we are all part of the body of Christ, ‘made in the image of God, fully human’, and in this way the contribution of every part of the body is valued, recognised and supported.

You can read more about her role and what she hopes to achieve here