When?
Saturday, 24 April, 2021 - 09:45

Location
Online

St. George’s Day – Reimagining English IdentitySt George's Day Event

All Nations Christian College, Ware & Totteridge Road Baptist Church, Enfield.
Saturday 24th April 2021 – 9.45am – 1.00pm via Zoom

 

Come and participate in a conversation to explore these critical issues...

Brexit, the threat to the union, George Floyd’s murder, the Black Lives Matter movement and the toppling/defense of statues all highlight how Britain’s history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and empire still affect people today.

Much effort is made to talk and seek solutions to the continuing effects of this contested and wounded past on black Africans, Caribbean, Asians and others. However, almost nothing is done to talk about and seek solutions for how this difficult past continues to affect the white English population today. Yet this is essential if everyone living in England, both ethnic English and others for whom England is home are to find ways to live with their shared difficult past yet constructively work together to contribute to a better future.

Is this a secular and political matter that should not concern Christians, or do we have something to contribute? If we should be involved, why is that so, and what should we be saying? How does the Bible speak into this situation? What is God’s heart for all humanity? These are the questions that will be explored as we seek to Re-imagine English identity, on Saturday 24th April 2021 via Zoom from 9.45am to 1pm.

 

Programme:

Time

Subject

Speaker

9.45am

Welcome & Opening Devotion

Sheryl Haw

10.00am

Why are we discussing this?

Kumar Rajagopalan

10.15am

Does our identity in Christ supersede our ethnic identity?

Richard Harvey

10.30am

How do I understand my English identity?

Sue Barclay

10.45am

Break out rooms

 

11.05am

Comments & feedback

Sheryl Haw

11.15am

African British Theology & English Identity

Rev. Israel Olofinjana

11.25am

Narrative of English Identity

Rev. Dr. Russ Parker

11.40am

Break out rooms

 

12.00pm

Comments & feedback

Sheryl Haw

12.10pm

Plenary, Where Next?, Q & A

Sheryl Haw & Kumar Rajagopalan

12.50pm

Closing Scriptural Reflection & Prayer Time

Andy Dipper

12:50pm

 

 

1.00pm

Bring Your Own English Meal & Drink to Share!

 

 

Event registration details

The Zoom link will be emailed to you by email (the week of the event) once you have registered via eventbrite.

The event is free but a free-will offering will be taken by Totterige Baptist Church so that a gift can be made to the speakers or their chosen charity. Details for how to do this will be shared at the event.

Click the link to: Register Now

 

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