Trying to Name the Elephant in the Room: The theological challenge of race and difference in postcolonial British Christianity


We cannot talk about Christianity in Britain without engaging with the broader framework of empire, colonialism and racism. This talk addresses the often submerged and unspoken reality of Christianity in post- Christendom, post-imperial Britain – namely, the elephant in the room with the words “race” written across one side and “racism” across the other.

Anthony Reddie is a research fellow in Black Theology at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education. He is the author and editor of 13 books, including Is God Colour Blind?: Insights from black theology for Christian ministry and Black Theology, Slavery, and Contemporary Christianity. He is also the editor of Black Theology: An International Journal.

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