Black History Month resources offered by the Church of England
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Posted on: 5th October 2023
The national church has created a range of resources to help people engage online and in person which are listed below with appropriate links:
After the Flood
As part of Black History Month, the Church provides a unique opportunity for its members, individually and collectively, to watch After the Flood: The Church, Slavery and Reconciliation. This 67-minute documentary shows how the 18th century Church became embroiled in chattel slavery. We discover how the Church justified its involvement in the trade and its lasting impact. In conclusion, it explores biblical principles for racial reconciliation in our churches today. Watch online.
Being Built Together
The Racial Justice Unit is staging a free network event for UKME/Global Majority Heritage clergy and lay ministers and leaders called "Being Built Together" for two days from 12-13 October at the Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire. The two-day event will be filled with worship, engaging discussions, thought-provoking workshops, and meaningful connections, all centred around the power of unity and collaboration, and working towards a more inclusive and just future. Register now and get ready to be inspired.
Churches are invited to use our Liturgical Resources for Black History Month. These include Services of the Word, a Eucharistic service, Prayers of Lament and of Commission, and links to further resources for Bible studies, youth work, Messy Church, and music.
Black History Month
Nationally, Black History Month will be dedicated to honouring the achievements of black women who are often the forgotten heroines. Under the theme ‘Saluting our Sisters’, this year's celebration highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. Learn more from the UK Black History Month website.