Church of England Lagging Behind in Ethnic Diversity in Leadership: General Synod
A recent report by the General Synod has said that the Church of England is "lagging behind" in ethnic diversity in leadership. The General Synod has urged the church to increase the number of ethnic minority Anglicans occupying senior clerical roles. A fifth of clergy are set to retire over the next six years.
The report was revealed after a report by the Venerable Daniel Kajumba, Archdeacon of Reigate, showed that only 1.1% of bishops, archdeacons and cathedral deans’ posts are filled by ethnic minority candidates.
The report has described the moves related to the recruitment of leader as “favoritism” and “positive discrimination”.
It has been found that minority ethnic Anglicans in Church of England congregations account for only half the proportion of the minority ethnic population as a whole. The report has revealed that in some communities Anglicans have become stressed because Christians are so outnumbered by members of other faiths.
The Rt Rev Steven Croft has put forward a proposal for the Church’s national assembly related to the changes to higher education funding and the future of clergy training. The proposal also mentioned that it would save money and will give the Church more control over training.
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