Communications

Racism is a sin, and The United Methodist Church is committed to challenging the unjust power structures that support it and working for equality in all areas of life.   
—Adapted from the Book of Discipline, "Social Principles"


Recent killings of unarmed African Americans have re-ignited conversation across the United States about racism and police brutality. The church is responding with a sustained and coordinated effort to actively engage in the ministry of dismantling racism and promoting racial justice.


Working to End Racism

The "Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. The churchwide effort kicked off on June 19 to coincide with Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. 


Campaign

As part of the churchwide response, an advertising campaign, #EndRacism, has been created. You may have seen the campaign graphics featured on billboards, social media and websites. We are also providing social media graphics and other items so local churches and annual conferences can coordinate with this effort and speak to recent events in their own communities.

Learn more about the campaign

 

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Dismantling Racism

What is Critical Race Theory and what Christians should know

Religion and Race has created an infographic to help church leaders explain what Critical Race Theory is to their congregations.

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Courtesy of GCORR.
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Dismantling Racism

New podcast focuses on anti-racism as Christian discipleship

"Expanding the Table", a new podcast series from the General Commission on Religion and Race focused on the work of racial justice-making and anti-racism.

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Photo by Logan Weaver on Unsplash.
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Dismantling Racism

Now, Christians, let's have a real conversation

Interim General Secretary of GCORR Garlinda Burton calls on Christians to respond to the Chauvin Verdict by having real conversations about systemic racism.

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March for Peace, Jobs and Freedom on the 20th anniversary of the original march in Washington, D.C. 1984. The Rev. James Lawson (center) leads a group from Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Photo by John C. Goodwin, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Racial Justice Resources

Find resources to help facilitate and inform conversations around race in your congregation and ideas for working toward racial justice. 

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United Methodists Stand Against Racism shirts are available for purchase.

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