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
The Absurd Necessity of Black Lives Matter
A Black Theology reappraisal – Professor Anthony Reddie
A Home for the Paroikeis
Marginalisation, Inclusion and Racial Justice in the Church of England – Dr Sanjee Perera
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.