Being equipped, getting to work, and offering witness to the work. Disciples intentionally learn and grow toward anti-racist healing.
Participate in at least one anti-racist formation training annually.
Engage in ongoing anti-racism and equity work.
Witness through a story of how your congregation acknowledges racism’s sinful reality and how your community is experiencing healing. Share your story today!
Events & Training
Changing the Lens
Workshops exploring biases, ways to counteract those biases, and the benefit of engaging with people of diverse cultures and experiences.
IDI Assessment and Brief
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes.
A Summons to Witness, Protest and Promise
An opportunity to publicly state your desire to build the new world God promises as heaven in time descends to earth. (Revelation 21)
A Call to Dismantle Anti-Blackness Supremacy
A series of letters from a group of young clergy in The North Carolina Conference as a call to action in the work of dismantling racism.
Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence
Asians and Asian-Americans of The United Methodist Church
Condemn the Rise of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S.
Taking part in brave spaces and leading consistent anti-racist formation.
Effective leaders develop an awareness of self, others, place, and direction in a racialized world.
Train to implement anti-racist formation in their congregations.
Create Brave Space
Participate in coaching collectives where brave space is created for pastors and lay leaders to grow in bodily and spiritual self-awareness in order to create brave space.
Build intercultural competence to achieve diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. Request the IDI assessment and debrief today.
Our stories are powerful! Dive into our podcast, Deep Reckonings to hear first-person stories that explore how we are all affected by racism, and create opportunities for confession and progress.
Relational formation inside and outside the local church. Healthy congregations value diversity enacted at all levels in congregational life that celebrates anti-racist conversion and healing.
Realize within 3 years a 50% increase in congregational conversations that confront racism as an individual and collective sin.
Create a plan for developing relationships with diverse people in our communities that acknowledge our churches’ racial impact and our desire for communal healing.
Implement worship styles, leadership, and decision-making processes that acknowledge racial trauma and enact anti-racist healing.
Read about our diversity, equity and inclusion work.
Celebrating Asian American Authors
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are highlighting books in our collection written by Asian American authors to honor their significant contribution to the work of the church. For a full list of resources related to AAPI Month, view our Asian American Ministry Resources pathfinder. A Worship Workbook: A Practical Guide…
Native American Ministries Sunday is May 1
May 1 is Native American Ministries Sunday. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the contributions made by Native Americans to our Conference and to our broader connection. The video below features Louise Mitchell, Rev. Mattheue Locklear, and Rev. Dr. Kenneth Locklear. Please watch and share this video with your congregations. https://vimeo.com/700897223 ResourceUMC has provided…
Conference Connectional Table: Meeting Updates from 3-29-2022
The Conference Connectional Table (CCT) met March 29th by Zoom for the second of its quarterly meetings in 2022. A meeting summary follows. DEVOTION Bishop Fairley reminded us that God always desires to communicate with us individually. We must be willing to give God space to speak to us because God asks us every day…
New Application Process for R&I Committee Funding
The Refugee & Immigration Committee is streamlining the process for individuals and organizations who wish to apply for funding. Churches can now complete one of three short Google forms to request monetary assistance to assist refugees and immigrants for: Refugees’ or immigrants’ filing and legal fees;Refugees’ or immigrants’ resettlement and transition expenses;Projects impacting the refugee/immigrant community,…
Creating Systemic Change
Breaking down the barriers that prevent us from moving into a MÁS Diverse conference.
Analyze current procedures and actions that cause harm and perpetuate ongoing racism.
Change those behaviors and traditions.
Continue growing as staff toward a MÁS Diverse conference.
Contact the Office of Racial Equity & Justice Ministries today.