Advisory Council for multiracial inclusion

Here at KingsGate we are committed to creating an environment where people of every race and culture have the opportunity to thrive and grow.

That has been the culture of the church since it began more than 30 years ago but most recently we realised that we wanted to be more proactive in promoting the wellbeing of all our people and taking action where racism or racial bias comes to our attention.

To aid this process, during 2020, the Senior Leadership Team commissioned an internal review which resulted in the creation of our Advisory Council on Multiracial Inclusion.

The council has two broad objectives: firstly to advise the Senior Leadership Team and secondly to provide a place where people can report any concerns they have related to racism.

The council is scheduled to meet four times a year under the leadership of Samson Abioye.

If you would like to raise a concern or bring something to the attention of the Advisory Council just get in touch.

our progress so far

Progress report – updated Dec 2021

After the establishment of the  Advisory Council for Multiracial Inclusion, the ACMI team in liaison with the KingsGate Leadership team,  have progressed with a number of  areas as part our ongoing commitment to being proactive in our stand against racism and seeing an increase of unity and wellbeing of all people who are part of the KingsGate family.

  • We held  a multiracial learning community in October 2021. We are committed to continuing this forum on a bi-annual basis as we continue the conversation on race, joined by KingsGate Senior Leaders.
  • We consulted with external national leaders in the UK Church and  some members of the ACMI participated in a national learning forum organised by the Church of Scotland.
  • One of the primary objectives of the Advisory Council for Multiracial Inclusion has been to research, recommend and trial diversity training materials for KingsGate to provide. We ran two pilots of a diversity training course chosen by the ACMI and further work has taken place to adapt and implement this material, with further courses planned.
  • We have established a multiracial Youth Advisory Council, comprised of members of KingsGate Youth and led by Phil Timson and Cat Patterson. Our Youth Advisory Council will meet throughout the year and their experiences, perspectives and feedback will bring a valuable multi-generational contribution to the broader focuses and recommendations of the Advisory Council for Multiracial Inclusion.

COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

  • Samson Abioye
  • Shanice Brown
  • Carmel Ciurdas
  • Charles Karanja
  • Euphemia Manyanga
  • Lydia Opayinka
  • Wai (Ted) Leung Wong

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