Webinar: Church and slavery in Suriname and the Dutch Carribean

23 January 2024 15:00 - 17:00

The Church and Slavery project group is hosting a webinar with Dr Frank Jabini and Dr Armando Lampe on the role of the church in the colonial past of Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean. Scholars, students and members of the general public are warmly invited to join.

About the speakers

The Surinamese scholar Frank Jabini (1965) studied Biblical Studies, Theology, and Bible Translation Studies at the Caribbean College of the Bible and the VU Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD degree from Zululand University in 2004, with the dissertation Translation and Missions in Suriname. He has published several Dutch and English books on theology and church history. His latest book is The History of Christianity in Suriname (2023).

Armando Lampe (1958) is an Aruban scholar and politician. He studied theology and sociology at Radboud University and Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City), and he obtained his PhD degree at the VU Amsterdam in 1988. He worked as a priest, teacher, and politician in Aruba, and served as Minister of Education in Aruba from 2017 to 2021. He published numerous books and articles on the church history of Latin America and the Caribbean region, one of them being Mission or Submission? Moravian and Catholic missionaries in the Dutch Caribbean during the 19th century (2001).

Location and costs

The webinar will start at 15.00 CET and will take place via Zoom. Admission is free.


You can register by sending an email to m.j.stoutjesdijk@pthu.nl. More information about the project can be found at pthu.nl/slavernij (Dutch only).

This webinar is an initiative of the NWO research project "Church and Slavery in the Dutch Colonial Empire".