Bishopthorpe Palace in York to Host Groundbreaking Anti-Racism Summit
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Bishopthorpe Palace in York to Host Groundbreaking Anti-Racism Summit

The summit, co-hosted by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, will see key figures and multi-faith leaders gather at Bishopthorpe Palace on January 24. About 60 people are set to attend the event organized by York-based Inclusive Equal Rights UK (IERUK). The summit will include representatives from the Church of England, York Mosque and Islamic Centre, the York Liberal Jewish Community, York Travellers’ Trust and Refugee Action York. Haddy Njie, chair of Inclusive Equal Rights UK, said: “Hate and racism persist as divisive forces in our modern world, but within the heart of York the ‘Inclusive Equal Rights’ summit is not just as a response, but a stand. The summit stands as a testament to our collective duty to confront these issues head-on, fostering unity across civic, public, private sector, faith and none faith groups, in order to create greater understanding and a brighter and inclusive future for all.” Archbishop Stephen said: “This summit is an important next step in our ambition to make York an anti-racist and inclusive city. Only by working together, can we make a lasting difference. The eradication of racism and hate in our society is not just a goal, but a moral imperative, and it is essential for the flourishing of all humanity.”