UKME resources

Whether you're just starting on a journey of discovery into Black theology or whether you're looking to go deeper, find a growing list of resources below.

Black theology: An introduction

Professor Anthony Reddie wrote this for Theos Think Tank - the perfect starting point.

Race and the Church

Hear the Revd Polly Falconer speak to BBC Three Counties' Nighat Arif on race and equality in the Church.


Going deeper: Online lectures

These lectures formed a powerful series through Black History Month 2021, curated by Polly Falconer, the diocesan UKME Enabler. Catch up at any time.

Structures, Barriers, and Authenticity

UKME people’s vital contribution through the church – Mr Raj Patel

Watch on YouTube

The Absurd Necessity of Black Lives Matter

A Black Theology reappraisal – Professor Anthony Reddie

Watch on YouTube

A Home for the Paroikeis

Marginalisation, Inclusion and Racial Justice in the Church of England – Dr Sanjee Perera

Watch on YouTube


Listening and learning

Hear the experiences of people from the Diocese of Oxford.

Throughout Black History Month 2022, black African and Caribbean clergy from across the diocese shared their stories of faith and resilience. Watch the series on YouTube.

Polly Falconer shared part of her story when she was appointed the diocese's first UKME Development Enabler.

Gracy Crane shares her experience of church as someone from a UKME background. Read her story here.

Pupils from Aylesbury Vale Academy shared their thoughts with Polly early in 2023. Hear what young people in our diocese have to say on race equality.

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