The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) will hold an online event “Black Lives Matter – what have European churches done and learnt?” on 26 May 15.00-17.00 h (CET).
The killing of George Floyd on 25 May 2020 led to a massive boost to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, initially in the USA then globally. Social movements in Europe have responded to BLM and discussions on racism have advanced in many places since then. CCME therefore invites European Churches and ask how they have responded and where discussions are going.
The event aims at giving account of some of the developments over the last year and asking how a critical and controversial conversation can be held without leading to further division. How can critical patterns of analysis such as structural racism and white privilege help in conversation among and within churches, where we often shy away from controversy?
Case studies from Germany, Hungary and the UK will open the debate in which we hope to hear from many different churches across Europe with different discussions.
Programme details and sign up instructions will follow. In case of interest in participating, please contact: Torsten.firstname.lastname@example.org