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.
UB's 45th Annual
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commemoration Keynote Speaker
Wednesday, February 10
7 PM ET, Zoom
PATRISSE CULLORS: Social Activist; Best-selling Author of When They Call You A Terrorist & Co-Creator of the Viral Twitter Hashtag and Movement, #BlackLivesMatter
Please join us for this virtual, free event. We invite you to register now and receive an event access link for your device. Registration capacity is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The United Methodist Church General Commission on Religion and Race created a #30DayAntiRacism challenge in September 2020. Sign up below to receive a daily email for 30 days to receive a prompt to engage in an activity that helps us to become more anti-racist in the ways we think and act.
Body Beloved: Embodiment, the Church, and Creating a Healthy Culture
Thursday, January 21
1 PM-2 PM ET, Zoom
Leader: Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath
Diet culture exists to help us fight our fear of death. The Church is uniquely positioned to reject this messaging, and multi-billion dollar industry, and to help people live a fully embodied, incarnate faith. Weight loss, food shaming, and negative body talk have no place in the Body of Christ. Join us for a workshop to engage the history of fatphobia, its intersections with racism, and gain tools to create a church that claims the belovedness of every body.