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

These are the urgent questions which 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.

In this talk, Chine draws on her recently-published book, God Is Not a White Man, to discuss these issues. Part memoir, part social and theological commentary, this book 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.

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Photo: Chine McDonald, by Donna Ford

Speaker: Chine McDonald, Head of Public Engagement, Christian Aid 

Date & Time: Thursday 1 July, 7.30-9pm

Cost: £10 (Students £6)

Venue: Online via Zoom

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