Church of England Set to Impose 30% Quota on Black and Minority Ethnic Clergy

The Church of England is set to introduce a 30 per cent quota for ethnic minority candidates on its leadership programme and carry out anti-racism training, it emerged last night.

Officials are also planning to provide information giving context to church statues which may have caused ‘pain or offence’ as part of plans to tackle discrimination.

Only one of the 42 diocesan bishops come from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

A taskforce was set up last year by the Church after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was ‘sorry and ashamed’ that ‘we are still institutionally racist’.

In a leaked report seen by The Spectator magazine, the taskforce recommends the institution introduces a 30 per cent quota for BAME candidates on its leadership programme and calls on the Church to ‘deal with’ controversial statues and monuments.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Helena Kelly

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