The sacred task of black religion: speaking Black truth to White power

  • Anthony Reddie (Presenter)
  • Fiona Douglas (Chair)
  • Urch, J. (Organiser)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    James H Cone was an African American theologist and scholar who is widely considered to be the founder of Black liberation theology. His work focused on black power, looking at the role of religion and the preaching of a gospel which is based on white supremacy.

    In this talk, Professor Anthony Reddie, Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, looked at the role of religion within black communities and examine the legacy James H Cone left following his death in 2018. Himself a renowned theologist, Professor Reddie specialises in undertaking action research and works predominantly with poorer Black communities in the UK looking at racial justice and equality and seeking to explore how the Christian tradition can become more inclusive.

    This was The Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion taking place as part of Festival of the Future 2021 and Black History Month.
    Period27 Oct 2021
    Event titleBlack History Month 2021
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionNational