God is Not a White Man – Chine McDonald and The Ve

Tue, 25 May 2021 19:00 – 20:30 BST

What does it mean when God is presented as male? What does it mean when – from our internal assumptions to our shared cultural imaginings

These are the urgent questions Chine McDonald asks in a searing look at her experience of being a Black woman in the white-majority space that is the UK church – a church that is being abandoned by Black women no longer able to grin and bear its casual racism, colonialist narratives and lack of urgency on issues of racial justice.

Part memoir, part social and theological commentary, God Is Not a White Man is a must-read for anyone troubled by a culture that insists everyone is equal in God’s sight, yet fails to confront white supremacy; a lament about the state of race and faith, and a clarion call for us all to do better.

Chine McDonald read Theology at Cambridge University before training as a newspaper journalist. She is now head of public engagement at Christian Aid, and is a regular contributor to BBC Religion & Ethics programmes, including Thought for the Day, the Daily Service, and Prayer for the Day. This is her second book.

The Venerable Rosemarie Mallett is the Archdeacon of Croydon. Before going into the Church, Rosemarie Mallet obtained a PhD in sociology and worked as a senior researcher, honorary lecturer and in the area of BAME Mental Health.

Rosemarie was ordained in 2004 and served her curacy at Christ Church, Brixton and later became the vicar at St John, Angell Town in Brixton. In 2013 Rosemarie became an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral.

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