Karen Gibson on her mom's expertise of discrimination – and an apology that introduced therapeutic

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Karen Gibson with other Kingdom Choir members before performing at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wedding in 2018

Karen Gibson with other Kingdom Choir members before performing at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wedding in 2018

This week's podcast guest is Karen Gibson, founder and director of The Kingdom Choir.

She wrote to the Church Times last week about how her mother, a member of the Windrush generation, was asked 50 years ago not to return to a C of E church, but recently received a passionate apology from her new pastor.

Karen talks to Ed Thornton about her mother's response to the apology and the conversations that still need to be done within the church to combat racism, and how the members of her choir relied on each other during the ban.

“We are focused on connection and community. We are wired to reach and touch someone. Hold, hug; We are wired for that. "

Podcast edited by Serena Long

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