‘But Where are You Really From’, is a new book by Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, the CEO of the international aid charity Christian Aid. It tells the story of her family’s migration across southern Africa and her own journey to the UK. As we mark Black History Month, Amanda explores the real questions she believes we need to be asking ourselves and each other about where we come from.
Damming, shameful and disastrous. Words used by Church of England bishops and the Archbishop of Canterbury himself to describe the report on the Anglican Church by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Amongst the findings published this week it said the church spent decades failing to protect children from sexual abuse, instead, it prioritised protecting its own reputation.
William speaks to three people who have seen the impact abuse in the church can have; solicitor Richard Scorer, victim and survivor advocate Andrew Graystone and a survivor of adult abuse, Jo Kind. The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell tells William how the church plans to respond to the report.
For the first time Liberal Judaism in the UK will allow Jews marrying non-Jews to receive the traditional wedding blessing, under the chuppah, a symbolic canopy. Until now it has only been permitted for the marriage of two Jews. The decision means Ruth and Andrew Seagar can renew their vows under the chuppah, 38 years after their first wedding and they tell us what the decision means for them.