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S2 E4: A Church That Gives Up Power
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S2 E4: A Church That Gives Up Power

Will we live to see a church, and followers of Jesus, prepared to give up comfort and power to address the sins of the past?

In the New Testament of the Bible, the church is often referred to as a Body. In this episode, Annmarie and Matshidiso draw on this language to consider the lack of action on racism from the church in the UK, explaining why we should expect the church to look different from other institutions. They discuss why this is so important specifically in a white-majority country like the UK, the radical ideas that are open to us to take, and why the love of God is so necessary to achieve change. At the centre of this is power: will we live to see a church, and followers of Jesus, prepared to give up comfort and power to address the sins of the past?  

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References:
Michael E Taylor, The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery  

Black population in London 13.3% as of latest regional gov.uk data:
https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.s... 

Former footballer Dalian Atkinson murdered by PC Benjamin Monk:
https://news.sky.com/story/dalian-atk...

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