Stephen Lawrence legacy conversations from CTBI

Leading Christian thinkers and theologians discuss the legacy of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, as we approach the 30th anniversary of his death.

22 April 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder in Eltham, south-east London, which remains a watershed moment for race equality in this country.

To mark this significant event, Christian Aid and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) brought together 14 leading Christian thinkers and theologians to discuss the legacy of Stephen Lawrence’s racist killing, and the current state of race relations in church and society in Britain and Ireland.

CTBI Director of Justice and Inclusion, Richard Reddie, introduces the conversations

These thought-provoking and inspiring conversations will explore racial justice in the church and society, the Bible and racial justice, Christianity and the ‘culture wars’, colonialism and the Church, and the impact of equality, diversity and inclusion policies.

Participants in the conversations include:

  • Anne-Marie Agyeman – Race and Diversity Adviser – Christian Aid
  • Karen Campbell – Secretary for Global and Intercultural Ministries – The United Reformed Church
  • Jacqueline Gray – Chaplin
  • Dr Elizabeth Henry – Racial Justice Adviser and Consultant – Activist, campaigner and public speaker
  • Joshua Hudson-Roberts – Undergraduate Student – Kings College London
  • Ben Lindsay OBE – Founder/CEO – Power the Fight
  • Revd Kumar Rajagopalan – Minister – Totteridge Road Baptist Church
  • Linbert Spencer OBE – Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Consultant; Linbert Spencer Consultancy Ltd
  • Yogi Sutton – Chairperson – Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)
  • Revd Arlington Trotman – Methodist Supernumerary Minister and Racial Justice Consultant
  • Pat White – Trustee – Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
  • Dr Garrick Wilson – Senior Pastor – New Testament Church of God Covenant Church
  • Revd Dr David Wise – Mentor and Programme Lead for Spiritual Formation – Waverley Abbey College
  • Richard Zipfel – Secretary – Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)

The conversations were chaired by CTE Trustee and British Church Relations Manager at Christian Aid, Dr Lisa Adjei, and Director of Justice and Inclusion at CTBI, Richard Reddie.

Watch all the videos on the CTBI website (they are being released over a two week period).