'From Lament to Action' is the report by the Anglican Church's Archbishop's Anti-Racism Taskforce. Released in the same week as a shocking Panorama programme 'Is the Church Racist?', issues a warning to the Archbishops that a failure to act could be a “last straw” for many people of UK Minority Ethnic (UKME) or Global Majority Heritage (GMH) backgrounds with “devastating effects” on the future of the Church. The report is clear that addressing the underlying issues of systemic racism is a “missional imperative” for the Church, and warns: “Disregarding a significant part of the population, and thus denying the gifts they bring for the service of the Church, must not continue.”
Read the News Release here. Download the report here. Read a summary of key recommendations here.