Racial Justice Training
Our Racial Justice Group, in partnership with the United Reformed Church, developed ‘We Belong
’ - a racial justice training programme for accredited ministers, which was launched in 2007. A significant number of ministers experienced this training, designed to help them reflect on ways in which they might cultivate culturally inclusive churches.
Baptists Together has created a resource titled: Just Aware
. It is an intersectional training resource focusing on disability, gender and racial justice concerns. It is facilitated by trained facilitators, and its primary purpose is to enable the participants to reflect on areas of injustice and how they can be addressed. The facilitators will also signpost the participants to appropriate resources. This is an intentionally foundational experience, lasting around three hours.
The Sam Sharpe Project, however, are also in the process of developing a specifically racial justice training resource, titled: Visions of Colour
. The training programme is designed for Baptist church ministers and leaders to equip them with the theological and practical tools to begin the journey towards developing anti–racist churches. Visions of Colour
should be available from June 2021.