Imagine No Racism UNYUMC

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.”

Religion & Race UMC

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.

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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.

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Articles:
What Is White Privilege, Really?
Overt & Covert Racism
The Guide to Allyship
Real vs. Performative Allyship
Save the Tears: White Woman's Guide
Caring for Students in the Wake of Traumatic News Events
Talking with Students About Shocking or Disturbing News
Resisting the Pushback Against the Work for Racial Equity and Justice
Inoculating Our Students Against White Nationalism


Books:
First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life by Jennifer R. Farmer
Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism by Carolyn Helsel
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I'm Black. I'm Christian. I'm Methodist. ed. by Rudy Rasmus
Pushout: The Decriminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
For Such A Time As This: Hope and Forgiveness After the Charleston Massacre by Rev. Sharon Risher & Sherri Wood Emmons
So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
America's Original Sin by Jim Wallis
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin Di Angelo
White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America by Margaret A. Hagerman
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Podcast Episodes:
Parenting While White, Part 1: Talking to White Kids About Race

Videos:

A Discussion about "I'm Black. I'm Christian. I'm Methodist."
Is Reverse Racism Really A "Thing"?
The Difference Between Being "Not Racist" and Antiracist
So You Want To Talk About Race
Deconstructing White Privilege
Body Beloved: Embodiment, the Church, and Creating a Healthy Culture

Studies:
Is Reverse Racism Really A "Thing"?
Developing Skills to Be a Better Ally