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Black Church Activism and Contested Multiculturalism in Europe, North America, and Africa

Birkbeck, University of London, May 29-30, 2012

This conference, which is part of an annual Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race, will bring together academics, church leaders, students, and community activists to explore the role that churches play in the construction of identities in societies where issues of race and ethnicity are played out in the public sphere. Approximately fifty panelists from the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, and the U.S. are scheduled to present papers on various topics related to the conference theme.

Keynote Speakers

Anthony G. Reddie

Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham

United Kingdom

Carol B. Duncan

Wilfrid Laurier University


Allan Boesak

University of Free State

South Africa

Fifty Panelists, Including…

Iva Carruthers

Proctor Conference


Matthews A. Ojo

Obafemi Awolowo U.


Leah G. Fitchue

Payne Theo. Sem.


Annalisa Butticci

University of Padova


Dennis C. Dickerson

Vanderbilt University


Marla Frederick

Harvard University


Venue: Room B36 main campus Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX

Registration: The general registration price of 70 GBP (110 USD) (and the student price of 35 GBP/55 USD) includes the conference program pack, as well as lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments both days.

Registration can be completed at the following website:

Conference hotels include the Tavistock Hotel– and YHA, Travel lodge Euston (and other options near the college, see here:


William Ackah,; R. Drew Smith,; Rothney Tshaka,

Dr William Ackah

Programme Director Cert HE/BSc Community Development and Public Policy Department of Social Policy and Education Birkbeck, University of London

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London WC1B 5DQ

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International Conference: Black Church Activism and Contested Multiculturalism, in Europe, North America and South Africa 29th to 30th May 2012 at Birkbeck College University of London

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