We in The United Methodist Church know the importance of diversity, of multiculturalism, and of the beauty of Pentecost people.
There are many wonderful lists of resources being shared around the Internet showing that every one of us can do something to fight racism. We recommend 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice and Anti-Racism Resources for White People. We are offering our own list of resources that you can borrow from the… Continue Reading→
February is Black History Month. The Media Center has books and DVDs for adults and children related to black history in the United Methodist Church and in our larger culture. Engaging with these resources helps us to understand more about where we came from and what work there is still to do to improve our… Continue Reading→
There is a new display up in the Media Center that highlights our special collections related to Anti-Racism, Human Sexuality & Church Unity, and Preaching. You will see this new display on the first endcap that you come to in the Media Center. Anti-Racism Anti-Racism is one of the top five emphases of the North… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and the Conference Connectional Table will be sharing suggested reading this conference year on the topic of anti-racism. The first recommendation is “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving.
As we remember the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, let us recommit ourselves to the work of anti-racism, which is a priority of the NC Conference.
The NC Conference is preparing a group to attend the A.C.T. to End Racism gathering of Christians in Washington, D.C. in April 2018 with our own Bishop Ward. The NC Conference Media Center offers books and studies on racism and white privilege for those attending the gathering and anyone else in our conference interested in… Continue Reading→
Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Early Sunday morning, vandals painted racist and misogynist graffiti on classroom trailers of Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Cary. This is deeply disturbing to us all as people baptized into Christ and deeply committed to honoring all as beloved… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward affirms the commitment of the North Carolina Conference to be in ministry with and for all persons and to work towards peace and justice for all.