David Livingstone's legacy in contemporary London

By Press Office
October 31, 2013

In the bi-centenary of David Livingstone's birth, Harecourt United Reformed Church is hosting an evening of conversation to reflect on the legacy of 19th century mission on contemporary London.

The meeting takes place on Thursday 21 November 2013, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Harecourt, 120 St Paul's Road, London N1 2LR.

Livingstone was a worshipper at Harecourt so it is appropriate to consider how the European missions to Africa have impacted on our 21st century city in which African Christians play a prominent role in the changing religious and cultural life.

London's African Diaspora includes Christians from pre-colonial, colonial and post colonial churches. How much can we learn from history? What do we need to hold onto and from what do we need to be free?

The speaker will be Dr John Stuart of Kingston University, a historian who has specialised in church missions to Africa. Respondents are Dr Elizabeth Henry, National Adviser for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns; Justin Bahunga, AFRUCA (Africans Unite Against Child Abuse), and Dr Berhanu Kassayie, Political and Development Economist from the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition.

* To register and further information, go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/9063038793

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