United Reformed Church (URC) inducts first black and ethnically-minoritised woman as Moderator

by CWM Communications Team

The United Reformed Church (URC) inducted Rev. Dr Tessa Henry-Robinson, its first black and ethnically-minoritised woman as General Assembly Moderator during its General Assembly held from 30 June – 3 July in Swanwick, Derbyshire.

A monumental moment for URC, she pledged to “assist the leadership and the membership to bring the denomination into its true identity – one that is constantly seeking justice, that regards God’s Word in the Bible as the highest authority, and as a place where all God’s people are one.”

Rev. Robinson has served on CWM’s think tank for its formation of legacies of slavery work, and is a womanist practical theologian who passionately advocates for racial and gender justice, and the inclusion of diverse, marginalized voices and ideas within the church.

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