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
General Commission on Religion & Race Resources
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