The North Western Synod is pleased to announce a Synod-wide conference on the Legacies of Slavery from Tuesday, 4 October through Wednesday 5 October 2022.

Keynoting the event will be widely respected scholar and sought-after speaker, Professor Anthony G. Reddie, Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture at Regent’s Park College. Speaking of his work, Professor Elaine Graham writes, “[Reddie] forges the wisdom of Black theology into a powerful tool for change – not just to the way we think but to how we live.’

As an overnight conference, we hope to offer participants a safe place where together we can explore, question, and imagine how we will live into the Spirit’s call to work for racial justice in our time. We also hope to live-stream the event. Please let us know if you plan to participate by livestream.

The first day of the event will begin in the evening and the next day will include a service of worship + informal dialogue sessions with our presenter, smaller groups for conversation, lunch and closing.

Let us know if you think you would be likely to attend the conference by writing to Kerry Later at, using “Legacies of Slavery October Conference 2022” in the subject line. Please tell us whether you hope to attend by live stream or in person. We won’t hold you to it, but we hope that this will help us gauge how many people we can expect.



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