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Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns



The Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC) works to encourage and engage participation from the Church's Minority Ethnic populations at every level. CMEAC is the primary point of contact for advice and resources regarding ethnic difference and marginalisation, advocacy, and racial justice.

CMEAC marked its 25th Anniversary in 2012 with a launch in the General Synod Assembly Hall at Church House on 1 October 2011. The launch events included Evensong at York Minster in May 2012 and a General Synod 25th Anniversary Fringe meeting in July 2012.

CMEAC's publications include: Seeds of Hope, The Passing Winter, Simply Value Us, Called to Lead, and An Amazing Journey.

CMEAC marked the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in 2007 by holding a walk of witness, bicentenary hearings and producing a pack for schools.


Minority Ethnic Vocations Conference

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This residential weekend conference organised by CMEAC, of the Archbishops Council, is for men and women from minority ethnic backgrounds wishing to explore the  possibility of Ordained Ministry in the Church of England.  There will be talks, worship and discussion as well as the opportunity to visit parishes and hear from serving clergy. The cost is £125, which is all inclusive and non-refundable.  Your parishes & dioceses are encouraged to sponsor your attendance to the conference.

For general information, please contact edna.dolor@churchofengland.org, to register please contact your diocese.



Statement on Stephen Lawrence allegations from Church of England's Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC)
(1st July 2013)
"If true, the allegations that have emerged in recent days would show beyond doubt that we are not just hearing the revelation that some police officers behaved appallingly to the family and friends of a murder victim 20 years ago. In the light of what has been alleged, many people are now concluding that significant numbers of police officers, including some at senior level, knew of, and approved of, what was happening. The belief that this was not just a few bad apples but a rottenness at the core of UK policing needs to be tested by a full, open and independent investigation, now..."

South East Asian woman ordained into Church of England
(2nd July 2012)
The Revd Eileen Harrop has become the first woman from South East Asia to become a Church of England ordained minister. She was ordained by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 30th June at Canterbury Cathedral, becoming the first female in a long and historic line of family members to serve as a Church minister.

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