Dr Sanjee Perera-Child, Research Fellow in Philosophy, Theology & Religion at the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Birmingham is working on a research project, commissioned by the Church of England (CofE), on how it can better support Minority Ethnic Christians in the Church. 

The research hopes to achieve a nuanced understanding of what it means to belong and to participate in Christian Fellowship, within and beyond the CofE. 

Dr Perera-Child is hoping to have a significant sample from all 42 Church of England dioceses in the country as well as from the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Pentecostal, Presbyterian/Church of Scotland, Church in Wales & Church of Ireland.

Therefore, participants do not have to be either minority ethnic, or even a part of the Church of England, to participate in the study. This is in order to understand the conditions specific to the C of E.  

Dr Oerera-Child is asking for a broad range of responses so the survey is anyone who is:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Lives in the UK
  • Self-identifies as a Christian

You can participate in the research study by clicking here

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