Debate: Faith and Race
Online via Microsoft Teams
NTU Faith and Chaplaincy will be hosting a thought-provoking session on how racism has historically impacted the black faith communities and what these communities are doing today in response to the modern day challenges of structural racism in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- From: Thursday 15 October 2020, 5.30 pm
- To: Thursday 15 October 2020, 7 pm
- Booking deadline: Thursday 15 October 2020, 5.30 pm
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NTU Faith and Chaplaincy will be hosting a thought-provoking Race and Faith session on how racism has historically impacted the black faith communities and what these communities are doing today in response to the modern day challenges of structural racism in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement from a theological and societal point of view.
Join the NTU Faith and Chaplaincy team along with our special guest panellists as we explore the unending dynamics and intersectionality between race and faith.
|5.15 pm||Online lobby opens|
|5.30 pm||Welcome and introductions|
|5.40 pm||NTU Faith and Chaplaincy presentation|
|6 pm||Keynote speaker presentation|
|6.30 pm||Q&A session|
|7 pm||Event close|
Professor Robert Beckford, British Academic Theologian
Robert is a scholar-activist researching the intersections of faith and racial justice in and through diverse media texts. He has written a dozen books which triangulate the fields of theology, cultural studies, and politics.
Beckford is a BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker. He has written and presented over twenty films for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery USA. His films explore a range of themes including political critiques of the British Empire, biblical history, and popular culture.
Dionne Gravesande – Strategic Adviser on Faith and Development
Dionne Gravesande has over 25 years of working in the voluntary and public sector at a senior manager level. Having started working as a youth officer within local government, she is today working as strategic adviser and ecumenical lead at Christian Aid having previously formed and led Christian Aid’s Church Advocacy Team, and before that led the Churches and Young People’s work.
Dionne operates at both national and global levels on issues of faith and interface with policy and advocacy formation, focusing on the practical application of ecumenical cooperation with a drive to improve partnerships and collaborations in the areas of inequalities, peacebuilding, gender and climate, she is a board member of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities.
Dionne has 26 years’ service with the New Testament Church of God and has served on its National Youth and Christian Education Board, as well as serving as local youth and Christian education director. She is regular columnist at Keep the Faith magazine and is a trustee at National Church Leaders Forum and Restored.
NTU Faith and Chaplaincy
Clive Foster, Multi-Faith Manager, Nottingham Trent University
Moderator for the event, Clive advocates for the positive value of faith amongst the NTU community by creating inclusive spaces for dialogue and celebrating diverse faiths on campus, ensuring spaces are available on campus to practice those faiths, and building relationships with external diverse faith communities.