The people of faith called United Methodists have not mobilized nor been proactive enough. While there have been pronouncements, calls to prayer, moments of silence and candlelight vigils, we have not moved rhetoric into action. Racism, white privilege and white supremacy which are inconsistent with the kingdom of God, are still the order of the day. To those viewing within and from outside, the Church seems to be complicit in perpetuating a culture fo racism and white privilege.
The goal of “Imagine No Racism” is for churches and connectional organizations within the Conference to show a “real increase in mission and ministries that impact racial justice in churches and communities.”
General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) was formed to hold the newly formed United Methodist Church accountable in its commitment to reject the sin of racism in every aspect of the life of the church.
R-Squared, a project of the General Commission on Religion and Race of the UMC, for resources that support diverse faith communities in the work of racial equity, anti-racism, and intersectional justice-making.