An online webinar hosted by the CTE Racial Justice Working Group, Sankofa Collective UK and the Faith Forum on 2 December 2021.
12 November 2021
Is genuine unity possible in racialised society?
Join us as we explore the question of unity in the context of racial justice. We will journey back through the history of race in our society, its impact on the church and theology and then examine the opportunities for unity today and in the future.
Rev. René August
A veteran of the anti-apartheid movement and an Anglican priest, René August is a reconciliation trainer with The Warehouse, a worshipping community organization in Cape Town, South Africa that walks alongside churches as they seek to respond to the issues of poverty, injustice, and division in a city that struggles with some of the worst inequality in the world.
Professor Robert Beckford
Robert Beckford PhD is Professor of Black Theology at The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education. He is a scholar-activist researching the intersections of faith and racial justice in and through diverse media texts. He is also an author and BAFTA award winning documentary filmmaker. He has written and presented over twenty films for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery USA.
Churches Together England
Churches Together in England is the national ecumenical instrument supporting and encouraging churches from a wide range of traditions to work together in unity. With churches drawn from the Anglican, Catholic, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Orthodox and Lutheran traditions, as well as Free Churches, Quakers and others, we unite one of the broadest range of churches in the whole of Europe.
Sankofa Collective UK
Sankofa Collective UK exists to create a space for Christians to be able to come together to work towards racial justice. As Christians, we have received the “ministry of reconciliation”, so we want to serve, encourage and equip the UK Church to engage in a journey of repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Faith Forum is a Theological platform for critical reflection on matters relating to Faith and Practice. It is often argued that some Church traditions do not create space for critical reflection hence the tendency to embrace whatever is passed on to them hook, line and sinker. Among others, Faith Forum seeks to change this narrative by normally pairing academic theologians with practitioners to critically reflect on contemporary issues.
The event will be held on Zoom with joining instructions sent prior to the evening. It will also be live streamed to the Faith Forum Facebook page.