T he Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) is a community of discourse, focusing on religious responses to issues of race (and similarly functioning ethnic or cultural markers of social otherness) within contemporary western cultures. At the heart of the TRRR initiative is a concern that a current obstacle to addressing persistent racial problems in a number of western contexts is that “race” is increasingly dismissed as a category of explanation for social problems—even where blacks find themselves disproportionately enduring adverse social dynamics and conditions. 
TRRR wants to ensure that where race is an accurate and useful explanation for social problems and potential solutions that it receives appropriate attention. Though TRRR’s approach is scholarly, its commitment is to advancing informed and progressive approaches to persistent racial problems in dialogue and collaboration with broad publics (including faith-based, civil society, and governmental leaders).

TRRR Conferences:


Pretoria, South Africa,  2011    


London, England, 2012   


Accra, Ghana,

Pretoria, South Africa


London, England


Trinidad and Tobago


Washington, DC


Nairobi, Kenya


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TRRR Conveners:

William Ackah, Birkbeck, University of London

Rose-Marie Bell Antoine, University of the West Indies

J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Trinity Theological College, Ghana

Yolande Cadore, Drug Policy Alliance

Elizabeth Henry, Church of England

Althea Legal-Miller, University College London

Relebohile Moletsane, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Itumeleng Mothoagae, University of South Africa

R. David Muir, Faith in Britain, United Kingdom

Ronald Nathan, Black Caucus Movement, Trinidad

R. Drew Smith, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Rothney Tshaka, University of South Africa

Gosnell Yorke, Copperbelt University, Zambia


TRRR Communications Consultants:

Ralph Watkins, Columbia Theological Seminary

Jamye Wooten, Kinetics

TRRR Advisory Council:

Akosua Adomako Ampofo, University of Ghana

Allan Boesak, Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University

Iva E. Carruthers, The Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Inc., USA

Afua Cooper, Dalhousie University, Canada

Carol B. Duncan, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada

Walter Earl Fluker, Boston University, USA

Marla F. Frederick, Harvard University, USA

Nico Koopman, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Emmanuel Lartey, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, USA

Mokhele Madise, University of South Africa

Otis Moss, III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Peter J. Paris, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA

Andrew Phillips, University of South Africa

Anthony G. Reddie, Black Theology: An International Journal, United Kingdom

David Shosanya, London Baptist Association, United Kingdom

Vuyani Vellem, South Africa



College of Human Sciences
University of South Africa

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

School of Social Sciences, History, and Philosophy

Birkbeck, University of London

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, USA

Faith in Britain

Trinity Theological College, Ghana

African Atlantic Research Team, Michigan State University

Minority Ethnic Christian Affairs of Churches Together in England


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