How do we remember those who had a significant impact on the history of our country whilst not necessarily celebrating them? Is it right to simply erase and rename those once celebrated for deeds now condemned? And what do we do with the complexity which history repeatedly throws up wherein our heroes are simultaneously our villains? What do we do when those heroes are also Christians?
In this part episode part one of a two-part mini-series, we discuss the legacy of Fees Must Fall and Rhodes Must Fall and the impact that had on both church and community. We discuss the accusation that removing statues is an attempt to erase or rewrite history and how do we reconcile the reality that most of our Christian heroes also have an incredibly dark side from Luther’s antisemitism to Whitefield’s support of slavery.
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