The Road to Racial Justice – one year on from the death of George Floyd : 25 May, ONLINE

May 25, 2021 | 8:00 pm 9:30 pm

One year on from the death of George Floyd how far have we come and what are our next steps?

The world was moved by the horrific death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a police officer in the US. The global reaction to the dark events on a Minneapolis street showed that racial injustice is not a problem in America but impacts us all. One year on from the death of George Floyd we gather significant leaders to discuss, lament, pray, dream and plan for a different future.

This live and interactive event will explore ways the church needs to puts its house in order on the issue of racial justice as well as considering the role Christians can play in the pursuit of justice in our increasingly polarised society. We will also explore how Christians can champion global justice in an equitable way through the local church.

Speakers at this unique event include:

Lord Michael Hastings CBE (Regents University)

Dr Hastings was the Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG International. Dr Hastings began his career as a teacher, before moving into government service. He was the BBC’s head of Public Affairs and its first head of Corporate Social Responsibility. He now serves as the Chancellor of Regent’s University London and as a member of the House of Lords.

Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins (Rehoboth Foundation)

Reverend Celia Apeagyei-Collins an award-winning leader is listed as one of the top ten most influential black Christian women in the UK. A highly sought after international speaker, her work is in ever increasing demand globally, extending to over 30 countries.

Professor NT Wright (Oxford University )

One of the world’s leading Bible scholars The Rt Revd Professor N.T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, and a former Bishop of Durham. The author of over seventy books, Wright is highly regarded for his “Christian Origins and the Question of God” series.

Jo Saxton (Author)

Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneurial coach. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multicultural and international perspective to her leadership training for women. A sought-after speaker, Jo has a diverse calendar addressing universities, churches, national conferences, nonprofits, and corporations, including Q, Catalyst, Evereve, NoonDay Collection, LakeShore Media, and internationally in the U.K. and Australia.

Professor Robert Beckford (Queen’s Foundation)

Professor Robert Beckford PhD is professor of Black Theology at Queen’s. He is a scholar-activist researching the intersections of faith and racial justice in and through diverse media texts. He has written a dozen books which triangulate the fields of theology, cultural studies and politics. Beckford is a BAFTA award winning documentary filmmaker. He has written and presented over twenty films for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery USA. His films explore a range of themes including political critiques of the British Empire, biblical history and popular culture.

Rosemary Nuamah Williams (Lambeth Palace)

Rosemary Nuamah Williams spent two decades working as an international policy adviser and in advocacy and government relations roles in Westminster, for the head of a UN agency based in New York but travelling globally, and as senior policy analyst for The Elders, the group of global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela to work on peacebuilding, justice and human rights. Rosemary currently serves as a senior policy adviser at Lambeth Palace.

The event will be hosted by Dr Krish Kandiah (MoreThanAColour) with more speakers announced soon.

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