Mon 30 Sep / 7pm
Join Ben Lindsay, author of the new book We Need to Talk about Race – Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches, for an evening conversations and music celebrating the publication of the book.
The event is free but booking is required.
Aston Parish Church
Witton Lane, Birmingham B6 6QA
Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at £10 on the evening.
TALK AND BOOK SIGNING BY BEN LINDSAY
PANEL DISCUSSION CHAIRED BY REV PHILIP J NOTT
DR SHARON PRENTIS
BISHOP MIKE ROYAL
DR ASH BARKER
About the book:
From the UK Church’s complicity in the transatlantic slave trade to the whitewashing of Christianity throughout history, the Church has a lot to answer for when it comes to race relations. Christianity has been dubbed the white man’s religion, yet the Bible speaks of an impartial God and shows us a diverse body of believers.
It’s time for the Church to start talking about race.
Ben Lindsay offers eye-opening insights into the black religious experience, challenging the status quo in white majority churches. Filled with examples from real-life stories, including his own, and insightful questions, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of race relations in the Church in the UK and shows us how we can work together to create a truly inclusive church community.
What people are saying:
Ben Lindsay’s book is a must-read for the UK church. He is lucid, punchy and deeply honest about the issue of racism in the UK today, and in the UK church. It is my prayer that we heed this call and respond together to the mandate to challenge discrimination in all its forms. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Thoughtful and well considered, Ben Lindsay tackles the space where race, religion, and culture intersect, in a book that is both insightful and relatable at once. Chimene Suleyman, The Good Immigrant USA co-editor, The Good Immigrant contributor
Too often Christians have assumed that being colour blind is the best way to approach race and ethnicity in the church. Ben Lindsay’s compelling book opens our eyes to this naivety and challenges us to be willing to have a more serious conversation. At this critical moment in our national life where race, immigration and the UK’s relationship with the world is being negotiated, this important and timely book needs to be read, discussed and acted upon. Dr Krish Kandiah: Founding Director: Home for Good, author of God is Stranger