Perhaps now more than ever, we need a discussion on faith and racial justice. At this event, a panel representing the main faiths in the UK will present their own faith’s view of racial justice and describe what action this impels.
“In 2020, I was working as a community development officer in South Yorkshire, quietly weathering Covid lockdown. Then – news of a tragedy. George Floyd, an African American, died at the hands of four Minnesota police officers. Like many others, I felt moved to take some kind of action. I reached out to a fellow Quaker, former prison and university chaplain, writer, and social justice activist, Nim Njuguna. By the end of the conversation, Nim had convinced me to work with him on a series of dialogues where we would interview each other about race, racism, and our responses.
“Our dialogues have developed as a kind of living oral history, recording a meeting between two people, one Black and one White, wanting to discuss positive ways forward on injustice and inequality. As it was a living process, lots of ideas emerged, including the point that we wanted to support readers to take this work forward, which in turn led to us creating worksheets on such issues as language, economics, and offering case studies of key Black Quaker figures and their lives. This discussion will continue in Nottingham, with guests from other faiths.”
– Jonathan Doering on Enlarging the Tent
Panellists – all speaking in an individual capacity –
Patricia Stoat, Justice & Peace Commission chair and secretary of Nottingham Interfaith
Dov Stekel/Di Levine, Nottingham Liberal Synagogue
Dr Saima Masud, South Asian Muslim working with people with mental health difficulties in the NHS
Clive Foster, Executive Dean Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Nottingham Trent University
Jonathan Doering, Nottingham Quakers
Sushma Rawat (Hindu), Pastoral Tutor, Nottingham College
Joseph Mukuka, Teacher, High Pavement Sixth Form and Senior Pastor at Shadow of
Doors: 1.30 for complementary coffee and biscuits. 2.00 start.
Tickets are free but Please book in advance
Bookings are closed for this event.