Webinar on Urban Mission Offered Under Title ‘Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil’

“Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil: A Postcolonial Take on Urban Mission in the 21st Century,” is the title of an Oct. 9 webinar jointly sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, Baptist Mission Society, Baptists Together, Bristol Baptist College, and Urban Expression UK.

The online workshop will offer an assessment of urban mission in the 21st century “by means of a Black theological analysis, offering critical reflections on the challenges of undertaking urban mission and the post-colonial realities to be found across the global north, where issues of plurality and power abound, within the all-enveloping shadow of empire,” said an announcement of the event from Stan Dueck, director of Transforming Practices for the Church of the Brethren.

The presenter will be Anthony Reddie, professor of Christian theology at Bristol Baptist College in England and a coordinator for community learning. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history, and a doctorate in education and theology, from the University of Birmingham. He has written more than 60 essays and articles on Christian Education and Black theology and is author or editor of 15 books including “Is God Color Blind? Insights from Black Theology for Christian Ministry” (SPCK, 2009) and “Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism” co-edited with R. Drew Smith and William Ackah (Macmillan, 2014). He also has edited “Black Theology,” an international academic periodical.

The webinar date and time are Thursday, Oct. 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Eastern time). Register at www.brethren.org/webcasts . Attendance is free but donations are appreciated. Ministers may receive 0.1 continuing education unit for attending the live event online. For more information contact Stan Dueck at sdueck@brethren.org .

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