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CCU looks at relations with minority Churches

04 July 2014


From the Bishop of Peterborough

Sir, - Prebendary John Root (Letters, 23 May) highlighted "relating closely to minority-ethnic fellow Christians" as "a challenge to which the Church of England needs to make a purposeful response".

He and your other readers may be interested to know that this is recognised as a clear priority by the Council for Christian Unity. At its most recent meeting, at Launde Abbey on 10-11 June, considerable time was given to a presentation on detailed research about the growing presence of Christians from ethnic minorities across England. We expect this information to become more widely available in due course.

As well as other initiatives in this area, the council discussed the follow-up to an inaugural consultation between representatives of the Church of England and Pentecostal Churches, many of them Black Majority Churches, which was previously reported in your pages (News, 11 April).

There is a serious challenge here, and the Church of England is making a purposeful response.

Chairman of the Council for Christian Unity
Bishop's Lodging
The Palace
Peterborough PE1 1YA

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