Black churches 'a forgotten asset'

Indira Das-Gupta

Charities are missing out on a golden opportunity to improve their record on diversity by failing to engage with black churches.

This is the verdict of Marcia Dixon, founder of MD Public Relations and former religious editor at Britain's leading black newspaper, The Voice, where she worked for nearly 18 years.

She said: "Too few people realise that black churches are a great resource, whether it's to find volunteers, get financial support for charitable endeavours or develop an effective working partnership to deliver much-needed services.

"Almost 50 per cent of Britain's African and Caribbean population regularly attend church, including members of hard-to-reach groups within this community."

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