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Jun 2

COVID 19, Disproportionate BAME Impact and the White Led Church Response.

June 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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How Should White Majority/White Led Churches Respond to the Impact COVID-19 has had on Ethnic minorities?

We Need To Talk About Race: How Should White Majority/White Led Churches Respond to the Disproportionate Impact COVID-19 has had on Ethnic Minorities?

Synopsis: COVID-19 has revealed racial inequalities but how should White majority/White led churches respond? Ben Lindsay, author of We Need To Talk About Race and CEO of Power the Fight hosts a discussion and Q&A looking at the challenges, solutions and tangible steps to address the racial inequalities highlighted by COVID-19.

Date: Tuesday 2nd June 7PM – 9PM

Cost: Free – Feel free to donate to the charity Power the Fight to help empower communities to end youth violence

Chair: Ben Lindsay – Ben is CEO of the charity Power the Fight which empowers communities to end youth violence, author of the book We Need To Talk About Race – Understanding the Black Experience In White Majority Churches and a pastor is south east London.


Prof Robert Beckford is a British academic theologian and currently a professor in Religion and Culture in the African diaspora in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, whose documentaries for both the BBC and Channel 4 have caused debate among the Christian and British religious community.

Dr Elizabeth Henry is National Adviser Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns, Mission and Public Affairs | Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns for the Church of England and former Chief Executive of ROTA (Race on the Agenda)

Revd Dr Sharon Prentis is Intercultural Mission Enabler & Dean of Black & Minority Ethnic Affairs Church of England, Birmingham and Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre, Birmingham University. Sharon is also the author of Every Tribe: Stories of diverse Saints, serving a diverse world.

Dr Chris Shannahan, is Associate Professor in Political Theology and Director of Postgraduate Teaching – Theology, politics, poverty, ‘race’, diversity and activism at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University

Rt Revd Rob Wickham, became Bishop of Edmonton in September 2015. He is responsible for the four north London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield and Haringey. Bishop Rob is also lead bishop for ALMA, the Church of England partnership with the Anglican Church in Angola and Mozambique.

This event is online and login details will be sent out after registration.

First 100 people will be able to engage on Zoom, everyone else will be able to view via our you tube channel POWER THE FIGHT