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The United Methodist Church proclaims the value of each person as a unique child of God and commits itself to the healing and wholeness of all persons.
The United Methodist Church recognizes that the sin of racism has been destructive to its unity throughout its history. Racism continues to cause painful division and marginalization.
The United Methodist Church shall confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of its life and in society at large.
The United Methodist Church shall work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.
from The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016, paragraph 5
As you prepare for Advent and the new year, consider using GCORR’s five-week worship and children resource for Advent and Christmas, Seeking Jesus, The Advent of Justice and Peace, as an integral part of your intentional (and digital) discipleship plans – to engage and connect with each other and the wider community on a deeper and more personal level.
James Causey interviews Jane Elliott, diversity trainer and human rights activist (3 part series on YouTube)
Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi, authors of "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning."
Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo (20 min)
Summary: This video focuses on the oppressive behavior that is born out of white privilege. Dr. Robin DiAngelo is transparent about white privilege couched in explicit and implicit biases. Dr. DiAngelo describes the most obvious and explicit aspects of racism and white privilege, while going beyond the surface of racism.