Call For Papers

11th May 2021

“Will the Sun Ever Set? Decolonising Theological Education in Anglicanism and Beyond”

In a world marked by the pain of racial discrimination and the anger of racial injustice, the church needs leaders shaped by the radical inclusivity of God. How is this possible when much of the church’s culture and history is arguably shaped by colonialism? The Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture and Ripon College Cuddesdon are hosting a series of events to engage with this question, with speakers including Kelly Brown Douglas, Vince Bantu and Kwok Pui Lan, culminating in a day conference, with keynotes Anthony Reddie and Mark Chapman.

We also welcome abstracts from scholars and practitioners at all levels interested in presenting twenty-minute papers on any topic relevant to decolonising theological education. The conference will be on 12 November, at Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford (with the possibility of going on-line if necessary). Please send a 150-word anonymised abstract, with your name and contact details in the covering e-mail, to michael.dormandy@theology.ox.ac.uk by 15 June.