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Anti-Racism Task Force

Goal: To Live Out the Conviction that Racism is Incompatible with Christian Teaching

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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.
 

Anti-Racism Task Force Vision for 2020

NIC Cabinet statement call to resist racism

Events/Resources: 

  • NIC Bible Study with Rev. Junius Dotson 
    Rev. Junius Dotson, General Secretary for Discipleship Ministries, leads the second session of the pre-annual conference online Bible study looking at the Conference's three strategic goals. In this session, Rev. Dotson and Rev. Ron Bell help us go deeper in our goal to live out the conviction that racism is incompatible with Christian teaching. ►Watch video.  ►Click here for the PowerPoint slides.
  • Anti-Racism Task Force Legislation
    Learn more about the Anti-Racism Legislation to require anti-racism training for all active clergy once every four years that was passed at the Northern Illinois Annual Conference on Nov. 14, 2020. ►Watch video
  • Anti-Racism 101 training course
    GCORR is offering a new online training course, Anti-Racism 101: Required Skills for White People Who Want to be Allies. Students will learn to identify racism and then interrupt it with the help of real-world skills, strengthened resolve and foundational knowledge. Enroll Today.
  • "Dismantling Racism" Town Hall Discussions
    The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative’s town hall series on anti-racism to explore both old and new approaches to organizing for racial justice in church and community were held in August.  The webinars are available at UMC.org/EndRacismTownHall to watch. 

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