Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Challenging UK Racism

Home » News » Challenging UK Racism

Whilst President Obama has his USA racism problems with the shooting of five white police offers in Dallas and the widespread 'Black Lives Matter' campaign, we have issues too here in the UK. Last week's Methodist Conference "abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:

  • on the Methodist people to challenge racism and discrimination.
  • for a political debate which neither demonises any nor leaves the vulnerable (the foreigner, the immigrant and refugee) in danger of victimisation.
  • on political leaders to work together for the good of the whole community putting the needs of the nation before party politics.
  • on all those in positions of power and authority to hear the voices of those who have been marginalised and alienated and to respond to them in ways which offer real hope for the future."

    It also encourages people to write to their MP on the topic. To do this easily, click here.

    popular recent storiesAlso in the news

    Thought For
    Rev. Richard Atkinson: Wed 27 Jan 5:00am

    Continuing our look at the letter to the Hebrews by an unknown writer, Richard reflects on superheroes and the humanity of Jesus, together with Hebrews 2:5-17.Jesus Made Fully Human5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man...

    Thought For
    Frankie Fisher: Tue 26 Jan 5:00am

    Today, Frankie grapples with Hebrews 1:5-12.Jesus Made Fully Human5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7 You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put...

    AMC Bad Christian
    Peter Green: Mon 25 Jan 12:00pm

    The Good Faith Book Club's have chosen How to be a bad Christian and a better human being by Dave Tomlinson as their next book. The blurb says:"In the course of his work as a vicar, Dave Tomlinson meets lots of people who describe themselves as 'not good enough' to be a Christian, thinking that faith involves going to church a lot, or believing in a list of strange things, or...