Religion, Race and Sexuality: A Complex Trinity?

In essence, I would say that Christian Theology and the Church are not a threat to black, gay, life. But bad, poor, shallow, lazy, Christian Theology/Christian Thinking which goes on to create bad Churches is certainly at the heart of the problem.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

Having contained anti-Jewishness as such as integral part, Christianity now takes an incalculable risk in repudiating it. However it cannot shrink from that risk. After Auschwitz, Christianity can live only if it systematically affirms the Jew in his Jewishness. A Christianity which continues to seek the end of the Jew is itself at its end, fallen victim to a demonic element within itself.' Emil Fackenheim

Nativity around the world

Every year I post images of the Nativity from around the world on Twitter. The idea behind this exercise is to look at Christian art from around the world. Artists across time and location have adapted the image of the birth of Christ to localise Christ and make him and his familymore familiar. Each of … Continue reading Nativity around the world

Merry Christmas 2018

Dear followers, Thank you for your support this past year. In April 2018 we celebrated our first birthday. We now have more than 2000 followers on Twitter. December 2018 has been a special month, as it has been a year since this website was set up. Thank you  to everybody who contributed with their articles, … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2018

Musical Diversity Survey.

My name is Katie. I am a current 3rd year undergraduate in the process of writing my final dissertation on diversity in music. When I first moved here from Sri Lanka a few years ago I was shocked and horrified at the homogeneity of my peer-group and wondered why all the wonderful diversity of the … Continue reading Musical Diversity Survey.

The Holy Family by Reverend David Hayward

    About the drawing: I drew "The Holy Family" when the Syrian crisis hit the news. I wanted to depict a Middle Eastern family under threat, just like the gospels portray the Holy Family of the gospels in their early days. I wanted to communicate that families are sacred units, and to harm them … Continue reading The Holy Family by Reverend David Hayward

BAME priests you should know

Reverend Absalom Jones (7th November, 1746 – 13th February, 1818). Absalom Jones was born into slavery in Delaware, America. He learnt how to read and write. At the age of 16 he was bought to Philadelphia by his owner Benjamin Wynkoop,  where he served as a clerk and handyman in a retail store, he was … Continue reading BAME priests you should know

Seeking to collaborate with an Anglican Priest or Parish Church in Ghana.

“The Organisers Of “Intimate Conviction 2019” conference are looking to collaborate with an Anglican Priest or Parish Church in Ghana. This event is a dialogue platform on decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the commonwealth and also within Anglicanism. Please contact Revd Jide Macaulay at jide@houseofrainbow.org for more information   Suggested links House of rainbow website Recording … Continue reading Seeking to collaborate with an Anglican Priest or Parish Church in Ghana.

Windrush festival in Bexley. 23rd June – October 2018

Weekend of fun celebrating Bexley's diversity. Everyone is invited to join in the fun at a weekend-long celebration to acknowledge the contribution of migrant communities to Bexley over the last 70 years at a special event next month (23 and 24 June). This weekend will mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT … Continue reading Windrush festival in Bexley. 23rd June – October 2018

Cosmic Prayer by Ordinand Carol Bates

My dad, Capildeo Ramsoondar, came to England from Trinidad in the 60s. He was 14 years old when he came to join his older sister here and got a job as a shoe fitter.  His parents were Hindus and remained in Trinidad. Last year my dad died suddenly from a heart attack and at his … Continue reading Cosmic Prayer by Ordinand Carol Bates

Windrush 70, a celebration marred by racism.

Plans for our church to mark the 70th anniversary of the landing of the HV Empire Windrush Sunday on June 24th have proved less straightforward than I had imagined. I had thought simply that we would celebrate the sense of style and fun from among Caribbean members of the congregation, have a guest speaker and … Continue reading Windrush 70, a celebration marred by racism.

Saint Pedro Calungsod. Deconstructing myths around nationalism and imperialism.

I'm hesitant to write this bit for BAME Anglican. Because the story of  Saint Pedro Calungsod  swirls a plethora of complex emotions within me, as a mixed-race Filipinx who reconciles contrasting cultures on a daily basis. There is a conflict of narratives: One espoused by the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish imperial tradition, and … Continue reading Saint Pedro Calungsod. Deconstructing myths around nationalism and imperialism.

“This is my body”

  Revd Ric Stott: For me painting is a sacramental ministry. Time in the studio is akin to the monastic cell, the act of painting is my embodied prayer and meditation. As the painter Elizabeth Murray says: "There’s a kind of miracle involved with paint. It’s just this stuff in a tube…you squeeze it out. … Continue reading “This is my body”

Thank you and Merry Christmas from us.

The decision to create  BAME Anglican came from praying for months mixed with doubt. Eventually, prayer worked and our doubts vanished. We started with a twitter account in April this year  we didn’t imagine it would become so big. The response we got to our Twitter account has been absolutely wonderful. In these few months we have learnt … Continue reading Thank you and Merry Christmas from us.