Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship Institutional Racism and the Church of England

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Synopsis

The Church is very good at saying all the right things about racial equality. But the reality is that the institution has utterly failed to back up these good intentions with demonstrable efforts to reform. It is a long way from being a place of black flourishing.  


Through conversation with clergy, lay people and campaigners in the Church of England, A.D.A France-Williams issues a stark warning to the church, demonstrating how black and brown ministers are left to drown in a sea of complacency and collusion. While sticking plaster remedies abound, France-Williams argues that what is needed is a wholesale change in structure and mindset. 

Unflinching in its critique of the church, Ghost Ship explores the harrowing stories of institutional racism experienced then and now, within the Church of England. Far from being an issue which can be solved by simply recruiting more black and brown clergy, says France-Williams, structural racism requires a wholesale dismantling and reassembling of the ship - before it is too late.

Book information

ISBN: 9780334059356
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern
Imprint: SCM Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 283.42
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7065
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 275g
Height: 140mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 21mm