The Birmingham Charter for racial justice

by Mauricio Silva

Interreligious Dialogue Co-ordinator Mauricio Silva is a proud trustee of Birmingham Churches Together. He provides details of The Birmingham Charter, a document recently published which amongst other things calls for prayer and encourages us to challenge racism and speak up for racial equality and equity in the church and the city.

Our Interreligious Dialogue Co-ordinator Mauricio Silva is a proud trustee of Birmingham Churches Together. The heart and passion of the group is centred around Christian unity, harmony, speaking with one voice regarding racism, injustice and racial inequality. 
Since the death of George Floyd in the USA in the Spring of 2020, leaders of Christian Churches and organisations across Birmingham have been meeting regularly to address issues of racial injustice both in the Church and in society. The group, took the name ‘Time4Change’ and recently published The Birmingham Charter, which calls for reflection, repentance and prayer and encourages relationship-building whilst highlighting the need for a strategy to redress the racial imbalances within the Church and community.
The leaders backing the Charter include;
Rt Revd David Urquhart (Bishop of Birmingham)
Bishop Deverton Douglas (New Testament Church of God)
Pastor Mark Ryan (Birmingham City Church)
Pastors Calvin and Pauline Young (Mount Zion Community Church)
Revd Steve Faber (United Reformed Church)
Bishop Tedroy Powell (Church of God of Prophecy)
Pastor Adrian Hurst (Oasis Church)
Bishop Mike Royal (Apostolic Congress)

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