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Reform Magazine | December 7, 2023

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The power of our story

The power of our story

Muna Levan-Harris reports on a conference looking at race and identity

On 6 November 2021, Westminster College held a forum called ‘Conversation and Theological Reflection for Minority Ethnic Women in the United Reformed Church’ – in the new state-of-the art church building of Upper Clapton URC in London, with attendees joining in person and online.

The idea for the forum arose from a conversation I had with my tutor at Westminster College, Dr Alison Gray, on contextual womanist theologians, and my fascination with the pedagogical tool of conversation as a way of doing theology. While there is a diverse range of methods and perspectives in seeking to understand God and God’s relationship with us, most theologians and biblical scholars would agree that when it comes to biblical reflection and theology, context is everything. The educator and theologian Anthony Reddie unreservedly concludes: ‘All theology should be, and indeed is, embodied’ and, for Reddie, this contextual approach is evident in the liberation theology of womanist theologians….

Muna Levan-Harris is the Legal and Trust Officer at the United Reformed Church’s Thames North Trust and a student at Westminster College, Cambridge


This is an extract from an article published in the March 2022 edition of Reform

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