Revd Dr Dan Pratt
Associate Tutor in Practical Theology
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 330649
Dan is a minister in the United Reformed Church and Reserve Army Chaplain. He is also the founder and antislavery co-ordinator of The Together Free Foundation. The Foundation resources communities and churches to respond to modern slavery and human trafficking. This work includes founding the Southend Against Modern Slavery Partnership, which stimulates partnership work towards a slavery-free community, as well as offering support to survivors of modern slavery. Previously Dan founded and pioneered 57 West, a Baptist church rooted among rough sleepers in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
A practical theologian by training, Dan’s DTh research at the University of South Africa focused on contextual theology and liberatory Christian education, which he undertook while teaching practical theology at the Baptist Convention College, Soweto for four years in partnership with BMS World Mission.
Recently, Dan edited Slavery-Free Communities: Emerging Theologies and Faith Responses to Modern Slavery (SCM Press: London, 2021). He is also the author of Covenant and Church for Rough Sleepers: A Baptist Ecclesiology in Conversation with the Trinitarian Pastoral Theology of Paul S. Fiddes, Centre for Baptist History and Heritage Studies Occasional Papers 14 (Oxford: Whitley, 2017). Dan’s recent articles include ‘Modern Slavery, Trauma and Holy Saturday: Theological and Pastoral Responses,’ Journal of Baptist Theology in Context 1 (2020): 50-67; ‘Towards Contextual Christian Education: An Exploration of the Baptist Convention of South Africa’s Approach to Christian Education,’ South African Baptist Journal of Theology 26 (2017): 55-73; and ‘A Study of Relevant Contextual Christian Education Model within a Township Baptist Convention Church,’ South African Baptist Journal of Theology24 (2016): 179-193.
Dan trained for ministry at Regent’s Park, Oxford University, earning a Certificate for Theology Graduates (Distinction). Prior to that, Dan earned an MA in Global Issues in Contemporary Mission from the University of Gloucestershire.