Kamu Kamu Publishing

August 03, 2005 19:53 ET


Launching new Book on Church and Anti-Racism Attention: Books Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2005) - How do religious institutions balance their social and religious responsibilities? The launching of Belonging, a book that probes the United Church of Canada's anti-racism policy, provides new answers to this old question. The Launch takes place on Sunday August 7, 2005, at the Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto Ontario, at 12.30pm.

Religious institutions, today, struggle to reconcile their teaching with the rapidly changing realities of society. The polarizing social problems of our time (racism, abortion, sexuality and others) put enormous stress on these institutions to be socially relevant but faithful to their teachings at the same time. In Belonging: Constructing a Canadian Theology of Inclusion Rev. Dr. Kawuki Mukasa explores how the United Church of Canada (the largest homegrown religious institution in the country) attempts to meet this challenge with respect to the problem of racism.

The book is groundbreaking in the way the author interprets the Church's engagement of the problem. He demonstrates that religious institutions do not simply prescribe solutions to social problems as widely assumed. Rather, they engage in a learning process that spans time, often arriving at solutions serendipitously.

Dr. Kawuki Mukasa will deliver a lecture entitled 'Belonging: Widening the Circle in Mainline Congregations', an exploration of the practical implications of some of the themes in the book for congregations in Canada.


Contact Information

  • Isaac Kawuki-Mukasa, Kamu Kamu Publishing
    Primary Phone: 416-363-7137 ext. 223
    Secondary Phone: 905-814-0742
    E-mail: mimukasa@rogers.com