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.
In this episode, Rev. Justin Coleman shares from his own experiences with relational proximity – how those who avoided it hurt him and how embracing that proximity makes us better citizens of the kin-dom of God. Justin grew up in Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 2000 with a major in religious studies. …
Asians and Asian-Americans of the United Methodist Church Condemn the Rise of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.SJohn 1:5, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”Amos 5:24, “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”Lent is a season of self-examination, confession, and a walk with…
Angie Hong shares her story as a second-generation Korean-American worship leader, writer, and speaker. Angie Hong is a Korean-American worship leader, writer, and speaker. Most recently, she served as the Creative Director at the Chicago campus of Willow Creek Community Church and has led worship for various churches and events such as the annual Christian…
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
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.