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.
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
I was commissioned by a church to paint an icon in memory of an Afro Carribean lad in their congregation who had been killed outside their church.
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
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
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.
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
St Martin de Porres pray for all who are suffering the effects of racism. Heal them and give them strength. Bless and enable all those who work towards building a Church that seeks to heal and include the rejected. We pray for the Church to heal from racism and other forms of exclusion. Amen
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
Opening ourselves intentionally to receive and be changed by the gifts and challenge by the gifts and challenges of our "others". @hodgehillvicar on radical receptivity
Book of Young Frederick Douglass by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
I’m talking about the heart and hearth of the fireplace where each and all in the house of God can feel the fire while grace and truth are being rightly divided.
Remembering James Cone (1936-2018), Black Liberation Theologian.
I am walking along the streets of inner city Leeds in my habit, standing in the fire of the Divine Presence.
The area of trauma theology highlights the ways in which studies in trauma have impacted and reshaped the central questions of the Christian faith
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
We must learn 70 years’ worth of lessons" and address "the travesty of unjust detention for genuine asylum seekers; their prevention from work, forcing many onto the streets or worse; a lack of a pan-European policy and partnership on illegal immigration."
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
Calling participants for a book on motherhood, voluntary childlessness, and Christianity
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.
Blessed Pentecost. Today is the day we as a Church celebrate the descent of the Holy Sprit.
May- Month of Mary. Celebrating Marian art from around the world. #OurLady
Today is our first birthday. Happy Birthday to us. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.
Happy St George's Day, Christian martyr and one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Patron saint of England, several other countries and causes.
Financial Support for International Students - World Friendship House, Liverpool @WFhardshipfund
Christ is risen! Today is joyous day in the life of the Church. Wish you all a Happy Easter. Nearly a year ago the idea of setting this forum began. Support and encouragement from all of you has helped this community grow.
Extraordinary women in Church- Melissa Simmonds
Extraordinary women in Church- Teresa Easley
Extraordinary Women in Church- Hannah-Rebecca Eldritch
Extraordinary Women in Church- Reverend Mother Martha Mutikani
Extraordinary Women in Church- Florence.
Extraordinary Women in Church- Folashade Henry
Extraordinary Women in Church- Sophia Jones
Extraordinary Women in Church - Grace Thomas, ordinand. On her faith, motherhood and overcoming prejudice.
Coming up in March - 'Extraordinary Women in Church'. Celebrating the contributions of Black and Minority Ethnic Women in the Church. #WomensHistoryMonth #PressForProgress
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.
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”
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.
Rt Rev Wilfred Wood was the curate at my church before he went to become Bishop of Croydon in 1985, and the first black bishop in the Church of England. His Bishop’s cope was kept for 11 years and then passed on to the second black bishop in the Church of England. This was Rt … Continue reading Black Bishops in Britain