A NEW network of minority-ethnic Anglicans in the UK has heldits
first conference at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.
The Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN) (Letters, 2 May)
seeks to offer mutual support, but also encourage change and
affirmative action in the Church towards people from
It intends to "help the continuing transformation of the
Anglican Church in the UK, in the light of the multicultural and
multiracial nature of modern British society", it says in its
It will work alongside the Committee for Minority Ethnic
Anglican Concerns (CMEAC), which is directly responsible to the
Archbishops' Council. The national adviser to CMEAC, Dr Elisabeth
Henry, spoke at the conference and said: "The Church still has a
long way to go in order to have a significant representation of
people from ethnic-minority backgrounds at all levels."
The conference also heard from Dr Evie Vernon, of the charity
Us. (formerly USPG), who spoke about "reverse mission" from the
developing world to the UK.
The new network can be contacted via Facebook at www.facebook.com/amen.uk