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.
Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence
Asians and Asian-Americans of The United Methodist Church
Condemn the Rise of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S.
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 IDI 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.
Methodist University has been and continues to be a major part of our lives and is deeply rooted in our collective consciousness. The inappropriate and reprehensible racist action in one of its sororities has shaken all of us. Our immediate prayers go out first to the student-athletes who have been harmed and the entire African…
When you drive past University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, you see a series of doors. Not just the physical doors that allow entry into the church, but a display of brightly-colored doors on the front lawn, proclaiming that “GOD’S DOORS ARE OPEN TO ALL.” There’s another door at the far end – a…
In this episode, Rev. Justin Coleman talks about kinship—what unifies people and how it keeps them together. Justin grew up in Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 2000 with a major in religious studies. He, too, was very active in SMU’s Wesley Foundation and served as Associate Pastor at SMU’s Wesley Foundation from…
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are highlighting books in our collection written by Asian American authors to honor their significant contribution to the work of the church. A Worship Workbook: A Practical Guide for Extraordinary Liturgy By Gerald C. Liu & Khalia J. Williams Extraordinary Christian worship is honest and…
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.