Celebrating Birmingham's diversity
The Birmingham Post has reported Archbishop Tutu praises Birmingham for its religious diversity when he was invited to address the Rotary International World Peace Symposium at the NEC on Wednesday 17th as part of the lead upto the Rotary International's 100th convention in Birmingham which will be attended by 20,000 delegates.
He said of Birmingham: “It’s wonderful, when you think the last Anglican Bishop here was black and he went on to become the Archbishop of York (Rt Rev John Sentamu).
“It looks like there is something in the water in Birmingham, because the Anglican community has had people coming to learn mission in Birmingham, and I think the strength of your ratio of religious diversity is a very great help.
“It’s one of the positives about Birmingham.” http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2009/06/19/archbishop-tutu-praises-birmingham-for-its-religious-diversity-65233-23919491/