A special teaching day will take place on 28 October in partnership with the Global Images of Christ, a landmark exhibition of over 40 works of art, sculpture, and images that will challenge our perceptions of how Jesus Christ and other people of faith are depicted.
The teaching day aims to help people think through the issues of race and ethnicity as they affect the Church today.
The teaching day is open to all, lay and ordained.
When: 28 October, 10 - 4pm
Where: In the Nave of Chester Cathedral
Speakers include the Revd Cham Kaur-Mann, the Revd Shemil Matthew, and the Revd Dr Calvin Samuel.
Revd Cham Kaur-Mann is the first Asian woman Minister with the Baptist Union of Great Britain. She says: "I now appreciate that my cultural heritage - the way I eat my food, the unique perspective I hold, and the lens through which I look at the world - are all a gift from God to the body of Christ. In the words of a wise friend, I remind myself, ‘God has called me, because of who I am and not in spite of who I am.’"
Revd Shemil Mathew has recently been appointed as the Vice-Dean of Emmanuel Theological College. Shemil was born and raised in Kerela, India, in the Christian church descended from the Apostle Thomas. He has wide experience of working with Anglican communion churches in Asia and Africa and has worked as a teacher in Sri Lanka. He is also the General Secretary of the Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN).
Revd Dr Calvin Samuel is a Methodist Minister serving in the Bedford, Essex and Hertfordshire District. Born in Barbados and raised in Antigua before coming to Britain to study for a BA in Theology and Pastoral Studies at Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, Calvin went on to complete an MBA at Manchester Business School before pursuing PhD research in New Testament at King’s College London.
Book your place on Chester Cathedral's website here.
In this short video, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Ian Bishop, invites you to this special teaching day in partnership with the Global Images of Christ exhibition at Chester Cathedral.
The Global Images of Christ exhibition
Global Images of Christ is a landmark exhibition of over 40 works of art, sculpture, and images from artists such as Mark Cazalet, Peter Eugene Ball, and Lorna May Wadsworth that will challenge our perceptions of how Jesus Christ and other people of faith are depicted.
The exhibition opens at Chester Cathedral on 25 September and runs every day until the end of October.