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.
As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to break down walls that divide us. We refuse to label people. We are called to extend the hospitality of God and live in beloved community with our neighbors.
The Rev. Willard Bass of the Institute for Dismantling Racism led the Anti-Racism breakout session. Bass began the workshop by inviting members to introduce themselves and share with the group why they chose to attend the session. Many members expressed a desire to better understand how to break down racial barriers in their home congregations… Continue Reading→