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Ben Lindsay on why the Church needs to talk about race

11 July 2019

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It’s time for the Church to start talking about race, says Ben Lindsay, a Pastor at Emmanuel Church, in south London and CEO and founder of Power the Fight, a charity that empowers communities to end youth violence. From the UK Church’s complicity in the transatlantic slave trade to the whitewashing of Christianity throughout history, the Church has a lot to answer for when it comes to race relations, he says. 

His book, We Need to Talk About Race, is published on 18 July by SPCK. The Archbishop of Canterbury says the book is “a must-read for the UK Church”. Ben Lindsay will be speaking about the book at a free event at St Paul’s Cathedral on 29 October.

Madeleine Davies interviewed Ben Lindsay about the book in a café in south London.

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