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Black History Month 

A selection of resources, events and articles to help Baptists reflect on and mark Black History Month



WonderfulYouthWonderful Youth - a new resource for Black History Month 2018

Even though there are a vast number of resources on the Christian market to enable young people to reflect on their Christian faith, few (if any) intentionally enable Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnics to see their image reflected in the resources. This new resource aims to address that imbalance. Drawing on culturally diverse images, exercises and activities, Wonderful Youth is unapologetically multicultural. 

The material seeks to affirm, both theologically and culturally, all young people between the ages of 13-16. 



Lest we Forget

Ten years on from The Apology, here are five study reflections for small groups using differing cultural perspectives. These aim to equip Baptists to reflect on the 2007 Baptist Union Apology and explore ways to address the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.

The study guide is available to download free of charge from our Resources Library.




Journeying to Justice

The first comprehensive appraisal of the journey towards equity and reconciliation among British and Jamaican Baptists. Journeying to Justice – Contribution to the Baptist Tradition across the Black Atlantic features contributions from a variety of scholars and practitioners who together explore Black Baptist relations between England and the Caribbean.

Orders can be placed here via the Authentic Media website. RRP is £24.99. Please view the PDF for further information

TogetherSpr18Baptists Together Magazine

Many cultures, one church: the Spring 2018 edition of Baptists Together magazine took the tenth anniversary of the Apology as the context in which to explore our multicultural Union. It featured stories, features, reflections, resources and prayers. 

Moving Stories 500Moving Stories

Nine studies for small groups from people whose own stories have been shaped or impacted by a significant people movement.

A Baptist resource aimed at helping individuals and groups to reflect theologically about the refugee and migration crisis.

Text and StoryText and Story - Prophets for their time and ours 

A series of study notes to encourage adults and young people to reflect on the stories of five Baptist pioneers, on the scriptural texts that shaped them and their own stories today in order to find their place in society and develop their potential for leadership. Authored by Baptist minister Gale Richards 

This resource is available from Regent’s Park College for £5.

Leading a Multicultural ChurchLeading a Multicultural Church 

Baptist minister the Revd Dr Malcolm Patten combined his congregational sociological research and his years of experience as a pastor in multicultural churches in this book from 2016. 

Over the last 60 years the ethnic diversity of the western world has changed dramatically as a result of successive waves of immigration. The impact of this on the church is evident in the growing number of congregations that are now multicultural to a greater or lesser extent. This presents challenges as well as opportunities to those leading these congregations. This book aimed to explore this within the context of both Scripture and society. It also considered competencies and skills that may help leaders of churches and other Christian organisations unlock the potential that this diversity offers.

Multiethnic ChurchMulti-ethnic Church

A six week course for small groups to help develop healthy, integrated churches which reflect the richness and diversity of the Kingdom of God. Written by Baptist minister Malcolm Patten.

Pentecost People
PentecostPeopleA Baptist resource which aims to help churches to embrace the different cultures within them, and to experience multicultural worship and prayer.

It is made up of four video-based study sessions filmed in British Baptist churches, and additional resources to help small groups and churches to explore these areas.



Rose Hudson Wilkin 1Sam Sharpe Lecture
The 7th annual Sam Sharpe Lecture will be delivered by the Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin on 18 October, Priest in Charge at St Mary at Hill, City of London, is the chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons. 

She will challenge us: are we living out our faith in such a way that it will create lasting change?

MLKFlyerNRv1Special screenings of - King: Montgomery to Memphis
Saturday 27 October: a special screening in Oxford of an extraordinary film made in 1970, to mark the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of the Revd Dr Martin Luther King Jr on 4 April 1968.



MLKMartin Luther King

2018 has marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Several Baptists have reflecting on his legacy.



2018 has also marked the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush arriving in England.


IMG-20170510-WA0001BME Women Ministers’ Network

A network for black and minority ethnic (BME) women who are lay or accredited ministers or in the process of training to become lay or accredited ministers. The Network was launched by the Baptist Union of Great Britain in 2014 in recognition of the small number of BME women ministers emerging.
Click here for more. 

IPlogoInspiring Leadership Programme

An annual two-month gap programme which seeks to encourage mainly Baptist young people of colour, between the ages of 18-23, to develop their leadership potential in Jamaica with the support of our Union’s long-standing partner, the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU).  
Click here for more.

Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World 

Helping British indigenous Christians and churches and majority world pastors and missionaries work together for mission. The centre is led by Baptist minister Israel Olofinjana.   



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