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April 22 2021 By dvirtue One Church of England diocese has spent £500,000 on 20 Non-Disclosure Agreements

At a recent meeting of the diocesan synod, a question about NDAs was asked. The answer was direct: "We do not use and never have used Non-Disclosure Agreements". But on further questioning it was admitted that confidentiality clauses were regularly used.

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April 21 2021 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury Condemns Non-Disclosure Agreements That Hid Racism in the Church of England

Henry told Panorama she left her position last year because she was disillusioned and frustrated by the church's lack of progress on racism. She shared details of one case where a Black staff member filed a grievance after receiving a "deeply racist" image and left the church with "very small" compensation and an NDA after the church's human resources department ruled the image was not offensive, per the BBC.

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April 19 2021 By dvirtue Clergy speak out over 'racism in Church of England'

The Church of England is set to publish plans promising to address racism.

Last year, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, admitted that the Church had failed to tackle racism in its own ranks.

After seven years in her job, Dr Henry retired last year due to feeling disillusioned. "I felt frustrated by the lack of progress with issues of racism," she tells Panorama.

She says one incident from 2019 particularly stood out.

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April 17 2021 By dvirtue The Church of England's racist plan to eradicate racism

The reform is one to be made to the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC), which nominates diocesan bishops to the Prime Minister, who forwards the names to the Queen: "The key proposal says a minority representative should join the commission as a non-voting member whenever a new diocesan bishop has to be chosen."

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April 12 2021 By dvirtue Minorities should have a say on future Church of England bishops to improve diversity, leaders say

The move, which was influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement, follows a year of Anglican agonising over race.

Last year the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, compared the CofE's attitude to ethnic minorities with that of Nazi-era German churches to Jews +2

The authors said the BLM movement 'provides a particular context to the conclusion of our work and brings into sharp focus the issues of diversity highlighted throughout our report'.

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April 07 2021 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury on Muhammad cartoon controversy: 'In this country, we have to hold on to freedom of speech'

Insults to Islam include calling out truths about Islam. No debate is allowed, just name-calling. Fear is an effective tool for subjugation. Those who live in the West who are hyper-concerned about offense are being played for fools, not realizing that their freedoms are at stake, and those of others.

Last year, Gervais told the Hollywood Reporter:

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April 05 2021 By dvirtue Church of England's first black female bishop says race report was wrong and Britain is NOT model for other white-majority countries on racial equality

The report also said the 'success of much of the ethnic minority population' in education and the economy 'should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries'.

However Ms Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover, said there were 'serious issues' with the report's findings and that Britain would become an example when there was diversity in all areas of leadership.

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April 05 2021 By dvirtue Justin Welby: "What I learnt from Covid, the threat of cancel culture and the truth on Harry & Meghan's wedding"

"The second one is fragility. The fragility of life. You expect me to recognise that our lives are in God's hands and that there is a deep fragility in life that we forget in Europe and the global North very easily. We assume that life will go on for an indefinite future. We really struggle with the idea that there can be a pandemic that shortens everything or it is unpredictable in its impact.

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March 21 2021 By dvirtue Church of England will order 30 per cent quota for BAME candidates on its leadership programme as leaked report demands 'repentance' for historic links to the slave trade and anti-racism training

Only one of the 42 diocesan bishops come from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

The Church of England is set to introduce a 30 per cent quota for ethnic minority clergy members and carry out anti- racism training. Pictured: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

A taskforce was set up last year by the Church after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was 'sorry and ashamed' that 'we are still institutionally racist'.

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March 19 2021 By dvirtue Bishop of Carlisle given an "informal rebuke" for giving a reference to a convicted sex abuser priest

Statement from the Bishop of Carlisle

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome, said: "May I begin by reiterating how sorry I am to those people who were hurt by the submission of a reference for Robert Bailey.

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