Anti-Racism Interest Group – Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30 pm
If you are interested in having a conversation about race, racism, and how United Methodists throughout New Mexico and West Texas can faithfully respond to these concerns, you are invited to join us on for a ZOOM meeting on November 10th. We will be discussing what resources are currently available from a number of United Methodist boards and agencies, what local churches and communities are already doing, and what more can be done to address racism and racial injustices in our communities and our world.
The United Methodist Church recognizes racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access.
The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the United Methodist Church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. Click for more
What can you do?
- Read White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Or watch her speak. Other titles at Cokesbury.com.
- Seek diverse blogs, podcasts, news outlets, and new relationships.
- Join Church and Society of the United Methodist Church in their work for civil and human rights.
- Connect with United Methodist Women in their work for racial justice.
- Show up when invited. Hire people of color. Spend responsibly. Advocate.
- The Rev. F. Willis Johnson, a United Methodist Pastor in Ferguson, Missouri, offers helpful tips.
- The General Commission on Religion and Race offers several video series to encourage discussion.
- Discipleship Ministries offers some great resources.
- We also have some tips for talking to your children about racism.
- Turning to God in Days of Trouble is a prayer for difficult days.
- The Upper Room has great resources for doing the spiritual work of overcoming racism.
Bishops Easterling & Farr – United Against Racism
Discipleship Ministries – 2 Viruses Webinar
Discipleship Ministries – Courageous Conversations about Race
Council of Bishops Statement on Racism
UMC Coordinated Response for Racial Justice
Resources for Faith Justice
White Privilege Essay-Mcintosh
Books for Children on Anti-Racism