Ethnic Minority Christianity in Scotland: Nature, Contribution and Challenges

Investigating and reporting on the mission and experiences of ethnic minority Christian leaders in contemporary Scotland.

Recent research has shown that Scottish Christianity is becoming more diverse both ethnically and theologically. With funding from ACTS, Brendan Research will be carrying out a major piece of research in 2022-2023 exploring the scope, nature and experiences of ethnic minority and new migrant congregations in contemporary Scotland.

We will seek to discover and analyse:

• The number of ethnic minority congregations in Scotland and map their distribution across the country
• Understand their mission and explore their experiences of ministering in Scotland
• Determine any challenges they face in society and in their Christian ministry
• Explore opportunities for building ecumenical partnerships, dialogue and cross-cultural learning

We will also consider the experiences of ethnic minority worshippers in ACTS denominations.

This work is led by Dr Sheila Akomiah-Conteh, author of "The Changing Landscape of the Church in Post-Christendom Britain: New Churches in Glasgow 2000 – 2016", supported by Rev Dr Fiona Tweedie and Rev Dr Liam Jerrold Fraser, author of "Mission in Contemporary Scotland".

For more information, or to get involved, please contact Dr Akomiah-Conteh.