The Runnymede Trust joins Accord

January 28, 2011

The Accord Coalition is delighted to announce that the UK’s leading race equality think tank, The Runnymede Trust, has joined the organisation. The Trust, founded in 1968, seeks to promote ethnic and racial diversity and challenge discrimination on these grounds.

The Director of the Trust, Dr Robert Berkeley announced his organisation’s membership of Accord yesterday at a conference organised by the Trust at the University of East London, which considered issues of racial, ethnic and religious identity in state policies and civil society.

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, the Chair of The Accord Coalition welcomed The Runnymede Trust’s decision to join Accord: ‘I am delighted that the Trust has decided to join the Coalition. Our schools should promote mutual understanding and respect between pupils of different backgrounds, not become religious, ethnic or racial ghettos, where pupils can grow up removed from those from different backgrounds. The Runnymede Trust seeks to promote ethnic and racial harmony. Their support not only broadens Accord’s wide range of members yet further, but also highlights their concern at how our current school system can serve to undermine social cohesion and allow mistrust and intolerance between groups to more readily grow’.

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