The Metanoia Project 2007-2034 (BAC) and (Teach) was launched as a social movement on 10 December 2007, the annual anniversary of International Human’s Right Day.

The term ‘Metanoia’, meaning ‘transformation’/‘repentance’, indicates the quality of dedication and commitment to personal and social responsibility required from each of us if we are to achieve racial and social justice and so the kind of world we all want for ourselves and our loved ones.

TMP 2007-2034 (Teach) and (BAC) is directly linked to William Wilberforce’s two projects: the abolition of the slave trade/slavery and the reformation of manners (culture).  The abolition of the slave trade was achieved in 1807 and the institution of slavery itself in 1834.  It took 27 years between the abolition of the slave trade being agreed in parliament and enslaved Africans actually gaining their freedom from the physical institution spawned from the slave trade.

Wilberforce died before his second project – the reformation of manners – could be achieved.  CBACS, via The Metanoia Project 2007-2034, is striving to achieve Wilberforce’s second project to at last free the world from the on-going legacies of this crime against humanity.

William Wilberforce’s second project, and so our freedom as a human race, is achieved each time one or the other of us gives up on the ‘black’ and ‘white’ identities that keeps physical and psychological slavery flourishing as a growing industry in the global economy of the 21st century.

The Metanoia Project consists of two strands:

  • BAC: Focus is on supporting descendants of enslaved Africans in becoming conscious creators of culture in our own right as we undergo the identity formation process together towards the goal of psychological maturity enabling us to become ‘free within ourselves’.  The kind of project that typifies this strand is the ‘New Human Educational Initiative (NHEI)’
  • Teach: Focus on this strand is in sharing knowledge gained from undergoing personal and collective transformational change more widely.  The kind of project that typifies this strand is the ‘Developing Professional Practice’ modules currently offered at LSBU