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Ecumenics without churchs by www.quaccheri.it

Standing together against racism

“We need to unlearn and dismantle the prejudice we are taught as we grow up in a culture which has racism embedded within it. Learning and unlearning on deep cultural issues can be a long process but we see this as an important step.”
Today marks a year since George Floyd was killed by a police officer in the US, an event which sparked – by some measures – the largest worldwide anti-racism protests since the abolition campaigns of the 19th Century.
Quakers participated by attending protests, hanging banners outside meeting houses, and public statements of solidarity, in addition to joint faith group letters highlighting how UK Government policy often entrenches racial inequality.
This commitment also included the recognition that part of meaningful solidarity must mean understanding and acknowledging the workings of systemic racism in society, including in the Society of Friends.
Woodbrooke held reading groups on Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book…

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