Being equipped, getting to work, and offering witness to the work. Disciples intentionally learn and grow toward anti-racist healing.
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!
Events & Training
Changing the Lens
Workshops exploring biases, ways to counteract those biases, and the benefit of engaging with people of diverse cultures and experiences.
IDI Assessment and Brief
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes.
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.
Taking part in brave spaces and leading consistent anti-racist formation.
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.
Relational formation inside and outside the local church. Healthy congregations value diversity enacted at all levels in congregational life that celebrates anti-racist conversion and healing.
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.
A Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope
Duke Memorial UMC shares their journey on a Pilgrimage through Durham, NC, focused on the history of racism in the area. The church received a Peace with Justice grant to […] Continue Reading→
Celebrating Asian American Authors of Faith
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 […] Continue Reading→
Anti-Racism Resources for Your Whole Church
Everyone in your church – leaders to laity, adults to children – can participate in the work of anti-racism. Use these books, DVDs, and online resources to involve everyone in […] Continue Reading→
SBC21 and GCORR Issue Joint Statement on Tennessee Legislature
On Good Friday, April 7, 2023, the United Methodist Strengthening the Black Church in the 21st Century (SBC21) and the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) issued a joint […] Continue Reading→
Creating Systemic Change
Breaking down the barriers that prevent us from moving into a MÁS Diverse conference.
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 Race Equity & Justice Ministries today.