church of england has appointed a leader for its “racial justice unit” in compliance with the Archbishop’s anti-racism task force report.
Guy Hewitt, the former High Commissioner to Barbados, will take over in November. Hewitt is expected to work with the Archbishop’s Racial Justice Commission to help implement policies recommended by the unit.
Hewitt, the son of Indian and Barbadian parents, became a priest in Church of England in 2005 and is currently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Commonwealth Studies at the University of London.
Hewitt said of his appointment, “I am overwhelmed by the confidence of those who have selected me to serve as the inaugural director and I plan to be a participatory and inclusive process of restoration.” “The Commission on Racial Justice is an important step towards the Church becoming truly one in Christ Jesus.”
Lord Boateng, head of the Archbishop’s Commission on Racial Justice, said: “The appointment of the long-awaited Racial Justice Director by the Church of England should be warmly welcomed.”
He continued, “The Rev. Guy Hewitt brings a wealth of experience to the work at both the parish and international levels. The unit he will lead must now be adequately staffed and resourced to deliver the promised turnaround The commission is looking forward to working. Moving forward with Rev. Hewitt.”
The Church of England is the official state religion of Britain and its founding body Anglican Communion.
Anglicans, who have their roots in the missionary work of the Church of England, are the third largest group of Christians in the world, trailing behind. ramen catholic and conservative.
In America, the Episcopal Church is the most prominent form of Anglicanism. The Episcopal Church is one of the first churches established in America and was intended as a version of the Church of England.
Anglicanism has been breaking down for decades lesbian relationship, female ordination and other issues, Those cracks opened wide in 2003 when the New York-based Episcopal Church consecrated the first openly gay bishop in New Hampshire, Jean Robinson.
A year ago, the top US Episcopal legislative body, or general convention, voted legalize same-sex marriage in their churches.
In 2009, Anglican national leaders Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and other church provinces helped create the Anglican Church in North America as a theologically conservative alternative to the American Episcopal Church.