1. The Development of this new Approach. 2. Speaking with Black Elders - An Early Attempt. 3. Creating the Oral Tradition Document. 4. Piloting the Oral Tradition Document: Inter-Generational Work with Families. 5. The Impact of the Oral Tradition Conversations on Black Children. 6. Implications for the Work with Older People in Britain: Working with Black Elders. References. Index.
Reflections on spirituality, migration, identity and the role of the family in African-Caribbean culture
Anthony G. Reddie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham, and is a Consultant in Christian Education and Development to the Methodist Church. He is the author of Growing into Hope, the first Black African-centred work in Christian Education in Europe.
Anthony Reddie's work will be intriguing to those who continue to
think of ways to support elders who must confront the hardship of
their daily lives. -- Transcultural Psychiatry
A short, stimulating and grounded book...Reddie, working through oral traditions, illustrates the importance of family in African-Caribbean culture. He shows how intergenerational conversations, where elders share personal experiences and reflections from their life with children and young people, encourage, inspire and educate the younger generation and contribute to their sense of identity...Reddie provides an important model for pastoral theology. -- Leveson Newsletter
Anthony Reddie celebrates the theological creativity, educational aspirations, travails and triumphs of our Black Elders. It is good to know that the inevitable judgement of time has not completely replaced of songs of our Elders with an awkward silence. On the contrary, the author's work seeks to provide a voice for the so-called voiceless, ensuring that their stories live on.At last we have an academic book that can be helpful to Ministers who are seeking to understand the world view and experiences of their Black constituency, assist Blacks of different generations in their intergenerational conversations, and empower the Black elders and their younger relatives to continue "Singing the Lonrds Song in a Strange Land".-- Ministry Today
This book is a practical and reflective resource for religious professionals, social workers and anyone seeking to understand the meaning of religion and faith for Britain's African and Caribbean communities. The author shows how intergenerational conversations, where elders share personal experiences and reflections from their lives with young people, encourage and educate the young and contributeto their sense of identity. It also provides historical information on the migration of people coming from the Caribbean to Britain. The first part of the work describes the author's academic work that attempts to establish the historical and theological background of the oral traditions of Black people. The second part outlines the methodology and framework he created to gain access to these stories, and the third part highlights some of the implications for intergenerational work.-- SAGE - Race Relations Abstracts