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World Council of Churches Office of Church and Ecumenical Relations

Consultation with African and Afro-Caribbean Churches

Leeds, 30 November - 2 december 1995

Coordinating caucus: Joe Aldred, Roswith Gerloff, Pauline Huggan, Ronald Nathan, James Ozigi, Tony Parry, Hubert van Beek

Host pastor: The Revd Cyril Hastings

Venue: New Testament Church of God, 3 Easterly Road, Harehills, Leeds


Thursday 30 November

5 00 pm Arrival and registration

6 00 pm Supper

7.30 pm Opening worship

coordinated by the Revd Tony Parry, West Yorkshire African Caribbean Council

of Churches and the local community (with an address by a member of WCC)

8 45 pm Welcome and introductions

(Chair: the Revd Pauline Huggan)

9 15 pm Refreshments

Hosts take participants to their accommodation

Friday 1 December

9 30 am Morning prayers (led by the Revd Roswith Gerloff)

10 00 am WCC presentation (Chair: Hubert van Beek) with time for questions and


11 15 am Break

11 30 am Black Majority Churches in Britain (Chair: Bishop Joe Aldred)

Presentations by Robert Beckford for the African Caribbean community and the

Revd Jerisdan Jehu-Appiah for the African community, with time for questions

and discussion

1 00 pm Lunch

3 00 pm Group work (Initiating chair: the Revd Dr Roswith Gerloff)

Subject matters:

1. British black theology: theological education and publication

2. WCC resourcing and black majority churches

3. Racism and social justice

4. Church and gender

5. Church, culture and identity

6. Mission and evangelism

4 30 pm Break

4 45 pm Group discussions continued

6 30 pm Supper

Evening Fellowship (time to meet, talk and network)

9 00 pm Refreshments


Saturday 2 December

9.45 am Morning prayers (led by a conference delegate)

10 00 am Plenary: Group reports (Chair: Senior Apostle James A Ozigi)

10 45 am Break

11 00 am The Way Forward (Chair: the Revd Ronald Nathan)

12 00 noon Closing worship (led by conference delegates)

1 00 pm Lunch



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