Archbishop of Canterbury says Jesus ‘shouldn’t be portrayed as white’

Archbishop of Canterbury says Jesus ‘shouldn’t be portrayed as white’

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested that Jesus should not be portrayed as white.

Reverend Justin Welby insisted the church must not ignore the Black Lives Matter movement and said Christians should rethink how Jesus Christ is portrayed as a white man.

He said this needs to be reviewed in light of anti-racism protests worldwide but added he did not want to throw out the past by moving forward.

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The Most Revd and Rt Hon Welby, 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, was asked whether Jesus’ characterisation needs to be looked at, appearing on BBCRadio 4’s Today Programme.

He said: “Yes of course it does, this sense that God was white. You go into churches around the world and you don’t see a white Jesus.”

“You see a black Jesus, a Chinese Jesus, a Middle Eastern Jesus, which is of course the most accurate, you see a Fijian Jesus.”

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