A new Church of England report detailing ‘action on the ground’ to promote racial justice in the dioceses is published today, three years on from a landmark call for change in the culture of the Church of England on race.

Progress on Racial Justice across the Church of England Dioceses was commissioned to examine progress by the dioceses in implementing the recommendations of the report From Lament to Action (FLTA), by the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce.

The FLTA report, published in 2021, called for change in the Church of England after ‘decades of inaction’ on racial justice, setting out 47 specific actions for different arms of the Church of England to implement across five priority areas: participation, governance, training, education and young people.

The report published today from the Committee for Minority Ethnic Concerns (CMEAC), gives an account of how all 42 dioceses have responded to the FLTA recommendations along with examples of good practice and case studies.

The review covers the work of the dioceses in promoting diversity and inclusion from support for UKME/GMH vocations, to racial justice charters, and work in partnership with local racial justice groups.


Read how the Diocese of Southwark responded to the FLTA recommendations

The report says: “The racial justice work of the Diocese preceded FLTA, going back to the year 2000 and then 2015.  The current action plan dovetails with FLTA.” The report highlights the growing diversity in the staff team and clergy, and the roles of the Area Racial Justice Groups and Racial Justice Committee. The report also highlights our Anti-Racism Charter, which you can read more about below:


Read our Anti-Racism resources, and download our Anti-Racism Charter