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Webinar series: Theological Reflections on Hate Speech and Whiteness

A series of five webinars in five days convened by the World Council of Churches (WCC) will offer theological reflections on “Hate Speech and Whiteness.” Running from 19-23 October, the webinars are being produced bv the WCC’s Theological Study Group of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
Webinar series: Theological Reflections on Hate Speech and Whiteness

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19 - 23 October 2020

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This webinar series organised by the WCC's Theological Study Group of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace will have 5 sessions, from 19 - 23 October 2020.

The series is a follow-up to the WCC Tokyo theological forum in 2019 that identified global manifestations of racism and its complexity in the current day. Since then, to further the work of  overcoming racism, two overarching themes have been identified as key areas for ongoing theological reflection: hate speech and whiteness.

In this webinar series, members of the WCC's Theological Study Group of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace and participants of the Tokyo theological forum will present papers on these two streams of racism. Given the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, theological consideration will also be given to how racism is manifesting itself in these contexts, e.g. how certain groups (such as indigenous peoples, blacks, other ethnic minorities, migrants, etc.) are targeted and their situations exacerbated by COVID-19 and structural racism.

pjp_webinars1Session 1, 19 October (10:00 - 11:30 CEST)
White Privilege in COVID-19 and White Supremacy in Mission
Speakers:
Rev. Dr Peter Cruchley, Council for World Mission
Dr Elizabeth Joy, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Rev. Yolanda Pantou, Gereja Kristen Indonesia
Rev. Philip Peacock, World Communion of Reformed Churches

Moderated by:
Rev. Dr Fernando Enns, Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany

PJP webinars2Session 2, 20 October (16:00 - 17:30 CEST)
Legacy of Slavery, Structural Racism, and Religion
Speakers:
Dr Iva E. Charruthers, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Jennifer Martin, United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
Rev. Prof. Tinyiko, University of Pretoria

Moderated by:
Rev. Dr Fernando Enns, Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany

PJP webinars3Session 3, 21 October (7:00 - 8:30 CEST)
Religion, White Superiority, and Aboriginal Peoples
Speakers:
Rev. Dr Jione Havea, Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga
Dr Elizabeth Joy, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Archdeacon Karen Kime, Anglican Church of Australia
Jennifer Martin, United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Moderated by:
Rev. Dr Fernando Enns,
Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany

PJP webinars4Session 4, 22 October (10:00 - 11:30 CEST)
Legacy of Slavery, Colonialism, and Structural Racism
Speakers: 
Rev. Dr Peter Cruchley, Council for World Mission
Rev. Dr Susan Durber, United Reformed Church (UK)
Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada
Rev. Prof. Tinyiko, University of Pretoria

Moderated by:
Rev. Dr Fernando Enns,
Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany

PJP webinars5Session 5, 23 October (10:00 - 11:30 CEST)
Hate Speech based on Caste and Class Discrimination and Religion
Speakers:
Brother Guido Dotti, Roman Catholic Church
Rev. Dr Susan Durber, United Reformed Church (UK)
Rev. Philip Peacock, World Communion of Reformed Churches
Anthony Reddie, The Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture

Moderated by:
Rev. Dr Fernando Enns,
Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany


Live stream of all sessions will be available at
www.oikoumene.org/live

Recordings of all sessions of this series will be available at
www.youtube.com/WCCworld