"I studied Theology... Despite the fact that most of the world's religious people are not white, we learnt very little about the theological thinking and experiences of Black and brown people."
Chine McDonald is director of Theos, an organisation which provides research and opinion on the place of religion in society. She moved to the UK from Nigeria at the age of four. McDonald has been involved with the Evangelical Alliance, Christian Aid, and Greenbelt, as well as working as a journalist, so she has some wide-ranging experiences within the Christian and secular culture.
This book uses stories from her own life, and historical examples, to illustrate the problem of racism in the church. She focuses on the British church in particular, although she refers to American events too.
What are the main themes of this book?
What did you like about the book?
What did you find difficult?
Did you learn something new?
- the experience of being Black in a majority-white country
- the tension of being an immigrant and feeling caught between two cultures
- the effect of racist and white supremacist actions and attitudes