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Why are patron saints always white? Every Tribe author explains more

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Inspirational Breakfast with Esther Higham

Did you know that St Augustine was from present day Algeria in North Africa, or that Patron saint of England – saint George was actually an immigrant with a Turkish father and Palestinian mother?

So why then has the truth of the cultural diversity of the Church been filtered throughout history?  Rev Dr Sharon Prentis is the Intercultural Mission Enabler and Dean of BAME Affairs for the Church of England in Birmingham.

She joined John Pantry and Craig Wakeling on Inspirational Breakfast earlier to discuss a new book on the subject called ‘Every Tribe’.  Revd Dr Sharon Prentis spoke to us about a new book called ‘Every Tribe: stories of diverse saints serving a diverse world‘. It’s published by SPCK and also available on Amazon.

To think that the cultural background of these saints were almost omitted from church history and hopefully this book encourages more celebration of diversity and inclusion in the Church.

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