June 8, 2020
The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, has called on everybody living within the diocese to redouble their efforts to provide a welcome for all people, regardless of ethnicity.
And the diocese’s minority ethnic champion, Patrick Gilbert, has said it is essential that welcome is across our schools, places of work, and the wider community, in addition to the churches themselves.
Their comments come against a backdrop of anti-racism protests in the UK and the US, following the death of George Floyd in police custody. One officer was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
Patrick Gilbert’s story:
where we address the blatant issues & hopefully uncover the more subtle ones that are happening in the world at the moment.
“Black Voices Cornwall exist to enable Cornwall to become an actively anti-racist County.
We will bring increased awareness and empowerment through Communication,
Education and Unification.”
The Quaker Journey
Toolkit for Action: Owning Power and Privilege by Suki Ferguson, Quaker Peace & Social Witness pCommunications Officer, Published May 2018. Second edition October 2018.