Contesting the heritage of the Church

Joan Conway - St George Church, Beckenham

Contesting the heritage of the Church. In this episode, recorded during Black History Month in the UK, Judith Germain speaks to Joan Conway about the contested heritage of St George Church in Beckenham.

This church, situated in a majority white area, take a Maverick approach to addressing their history as well as building awareness and tackling racial justice. This church does not restrict their activities to just Black History Month, this is a year long commitment.

In this conversation, Joan shares tips on how to make your church more inclusive for everyone and the importance of Black people seeing a representation of Jesus that looks like themselves.

Listen to this refreshing conversation of how a church recognises its past, present and future role within their community and beyond.

Read more about contested heritage – a time for change here.

Joan Conway can be found at St George Church in Beckenham. There website is here.

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