Statement on Racial Injustice

16th June 2020

A statement from the Leadership Team at Crofton Baptist Church on the death of George Floyd and Racial Injustice

In the wake of the death of George Floyd in May and the vital issues that it is has highlighted, the family of Crofton Baptist Church want to reaffirm our commitment to tackling racism in all of its forms.

We are committed to the message of Jesus Christ, that ‘all peoples tribes and tongues’ are equal and of equal value where no race or culture is superior to any other. To act and think in any other way is undermines the very gospel message that we seek both to live and to share.

To our church family we want to say sorry for the times when we may have got this wrong in the past, or for times when we have inadvertently failed to fully reflect the dignity and value of all races, cultures and backgrounds.

We are committed to listening to the experiences of those who have encountered racism or discrimination of any form. We will do all we can to ensure that our behaviour as church family fully reflects the value and the diversity of race and culture that is reflected through our unity in Jesus Christ.

We are committed to playing our part in the social and spiritual transformation of the wider community to which we belong; to seek God’s kingdom in this country and across the world, holding a vision of a just, right and enduring peace between all peoples. We stand in solidarity in the fight against racism and oppression and we will speak out against any, and all institutions which persecute and oppress.

In love,

Adrian Judd (Pastor), Chris Munday, David Coles, Wole Adeloye, Diane Moss, Deanne Davies, Rachel Davis, Rachel Dungate, Eric Quartey, Phil Walter, Peter Newton  and Andrew Crowson (Leadership Team)