Standing together against racial injustice 

The Keyboard Trust, part of Churches Together in Greater Bristol, is encouraging black and white led churches to ‘have the conversation’ about racial injustice and to make practical steps towards eradicating it.

“Part of the body of Christ is hurting,” says the Keyboard Trust’s Carmen Carroll. “How do we bring healing to that?” 

The Chair of Churches Together in Greater Bristol, Pastor Eric Aidoo agrees, “we seek proactive ways to make the required structural adjustments and changes to the systemic racial and socio-economic injustices existing within our context, to create a better future for posterity…may we all strengthen our resolve to engage in conduct and activities that will be for the common good and the strengthening of community relations.”

Bristol Cathedral and other churches in the diocese have carried out work to remove several prominent references to slave trader Edward Colston from their buildings. In a statement they said, “we want to work with others to address the true cost of our history, heal our divisions and build a unified city of hope that values and cares for everyone.” 

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