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The Church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury share prayers as Black History Month begins

by Alex Collett

The Archbishop of Canterbury and The Church of England have shared their prayers as Black History Month begins. 

Most Rt Rev Justin Welby posted to Twitter and wrote: "During Black History Month, The Church of England remembers the challenge to turn lament into action. 

"We pray for the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns in their work to transform churches & communities into places where everyone is loved & valued before God."

The Church of England also shared their prayer on Twitter for Black History Month, it read: "Compassionate God, who sent us Jesus Christ to deliver us from all manner of injustices and inequalities, 

"Create in us new hearts and enlarged visions to see the image of God in every person, irrespective of background, race and ethnicity.

"May we be generous in our love of others, as we work towards ending racism and injustice, creating communities of human flourshing, 

"Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 

"One God now and for ever.


The Archbishop of York, the Most Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell took to Twitter to share this year's theme for the month, which is called Time for Change: Action not Words. 

The Archbishop said we need to work together to bring lasting change as we affirm that we are all made in God’s likeness, all valued, all loved.

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