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8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong
5:30pm Cathedral closes

Cathedral floor debate: How Can We End Racism Today?

A Cathedral floor event looking at racism today will be held on the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr preaching at St Paul's.

This event will challenge us to fulfil the dream King put to us of an equal society, one free from discrimination, intolerance, prejudice and extremism.
Martin Luther King's Dream: How Can We End Racism Today?
Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE
Dr Heidi Mirza, Professor of Race, Faith & Culture, Goldsmiths College
Hugh Muir, Diary Editor, The Guardian
Thursday, 4 December 2014  |  6.30 - 8pm
Cathedral Floor
We claim to be a society of equals, but why are black and minority ethnic Britons more likely to be in poverty, in the criminal justice system, or in disadvantaged schools than their white counterparts? Why do BME communities experience less social mobility? Why has there been a recent rise in racism, intolerance and extremist groups?
We want to pay homage to the legacy of Dr King by looking forward to the next fifty years, imagining how our society and our communities can become more equal, with promise and opportunity for every man, woman and child. The discussion will address the impediments to true equality, and discuss practical ways these obstacles can be removed. There will be plenty of time for audience questions and answers.
This special evening event is hosted in partnership with the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank.