“In general the debate on ethnicity and the mainstream, church has centred around inclusion, on counting people in. In many cases such inclusion has been focused on people of colour joining in and trying not to be seen to be different to the majority. However, inclusion works best when everyone can most be themselves. Inclusion should not diminish difference but rather celebrate it.”
Rosemary Mallett, Ethnicity – The Inclusive Church Resource (2015), London. p13
Inclusive Church seeks to raise awareness of the need to create a church where those from different ethnic backgrounds are not just included, but listened to, and where those who are marginalised are placed at the centre.
Black Theology Series 2020 & 2022
In 2020, Inclusive Church hosted a Black Theology Series on our YouTube channel. We welcomed Prof Anthony Reddie, Prof Dwight Hopkins, Dr Evie Vernon, Dr Fundiswa Kobo, Dr William Ackah and Dr Rosemarie Mallet to speak with us from the UK, the US and South Africa.
In 2022, we did a second series on the intersectional theme of ‘Black and Asian Queer Identities’.
Read more and watch the videos on this page.
More resources are on our misc resources page.