Decolonising Theological Education: Lecture series and conference

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 and so much of our ministerial formation remains influenced by colonialist thinking? The Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture and Ripon College Cuddesdon are hosting a series of events to engage with this question.

The Programme:

Three afternoon lectures online, with leading guest speakers in the field.

Each lecture is at 5.00-6.30pm UK time on the Cuddesdon Zoom channel at a cost of £10 each. You will be emailed the Zoom link on booking online below or by email:

13 Oct The Very Rev. Dr Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, and Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology, Union Theological Seminary   Book
20 Oct Prof. Vince Bantu, Assistant Professor of Church History and Black Church Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary Book
3 Nov Prof. Kwok Pui Lan, Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University Book

A day conference, with papers from established and emerging thinkers.

Friday, 12 November, 10.30am - 4.00pm, in-person at Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford (with the option to attend online), cost £50 to include lunch and refreshments.                                                                                                      Book

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Anthony Reddie, Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Editor of Black Theology: An International Journal.

Canon Prof. Mark Chapman, Vice-Principal, Ripon College Cuddesdon, and Professor of the History of Modern Theology, University of Oxford.


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