Participate in at least one anti-racist formation training annually.
Engage in ongoing anti-racism and equity work.
Witness through a story of how your congregation acknowledges racism’s sinful reality and how your community is experiencing healing. Share your story today!
A Summons to Witness, Protest and Promise
An opportunity to publicly state your desire to build the new world God promises as heaven in time descends to earth. (Revelation 21)
A Call to Dismantle Anti-Blackness Supremacy
A series of letters from a group of young clergy in The North Carolina Conference as a call to action in the work of dismantling racism.
Effective leaders develop an awareness of self, others, place, and direction in a racialized world.
Train to implement anti-racist formation in their congregations.
Create Brave Space
Participate in coaching collectives where brave space is created for pastors and lay leaders to grow in bodily and spiritual self-awareness in order to create brave space.
Build intercultural competence to achieve diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. Request the assessment and debrief today.
Our stories are powerful! Dive into our podcast, Deep Reckonings to hear first-person stories that explore how we are all affected by racism, and create opportunities for confession and progress.
Realize within 3 years a 50% increase in congregational conversations that confront racism as an individual and collective sin.
Create a plan for developing relationships with diverse people in our communities that acknowledge our churches’ racial impact and our desire for communal healing.
Implement worship styles, leadership, and decision-making processes that acknowledge racial trauma and enact anti-racist healing.
Read about our diversity, equity and inclusion work.
This is the final episode of a 3-part series. Steve Taylor and Ernesto Barriguete meet at Pilgrimage, an annual youth event in the NC Conference, just after the 2016 United States presidential election. During the event, a clothespin that stated: “Build That Wall” was placed on a Hispanic youth. TwitterFacebookLinkedIn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEWJbFA_1uw&t=3s AALM Video Statement Against Racism read by 12 Young People representing 12 Asian-American Caucuses of the United Methodist Church. One of the young people in the video is Kristina De Jesus, daughter of Rev. Edgar De Jesus (Lead Pastor of Davis Street UMC). Kristina is currently serving as the CYC Representative of the Corridor District.…
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly devotion during the Lenten season which begins this week. Each Wednesday during Lent and every day during Holy Week, a 15-minute recorded devotion, led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas will be released.“We are offering this Lenten Devotion…
In Episode 2, we hear the second of two seemingly different stories that converge into one powerful narrative. As we continue a three-episode series, Ernesto Barriguete shares his experience as a pastor when the immigrant community felt persecuted. TwitterFacebookLinkedIn
Analyze current procedures and actions that cause harm and perpetuate ongoing racism.
Change those behaviors and traditions.
Continue growing as staff toward a MÁS Diverse conference.
Contact the Office of Racial Equity & Justice Ministries today.