The Windrush Generation: History, Theology & Legacy

Sat 1 July 2017 09:15 – 16:45


  • Professor Robert Beckford
  • Dr Dulcie McKenzie
  • Dr Carol Tomlin
  • Rev John L. Wilkinson
  • Rev Sivakumar Rajagopalan
  • Rev Gale Richards
  • Mark Sturge
  • Patrick Vernon, OBE
  • Members of the Windrush Generation

Presentation topics:

  • Don’t look back in Anger! Tools for a constructive historiography of the black church.
  • Holiness: a Distinctive and a Barrier to Growth & Development
  • From Windrush to Brexit: The importance of the migration contribution to Britain
  • Meeting the Windrush Generation
  • Exploring the Facets of Resistance

What can we do now to Celebrate and Conserve the legacy of the Windrush Generation? A conversation for everyone!

With an emphasis on faith, this conference aims to illuminate the historical experience and theological context of The Windrush Generation since the post-war years. Through a re-examination of the socio-religious experience, beliefs, mission, and liturgical practices of the first generation of African-Caribbean migrants to Britain, this event promises to engender further historical and theological interpretations of the ‘Windrush legacy’.

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