Dismantling Racism is a broad, major initiative of The United Methodist Church and the Eastern PA Conference. Visit our Dismantling Racism Information page to see recently posted, annotated links to news and views (opinions), as well as featured resources. You may see some of these same items featured on this main page, in our weekly newsletter, NEWSpirit Digest, and on other pages on this website.
Praying for Change: Daily Prayers for Anti-Racism
In this Kairos moment of protest and awakening, Discipleship Ministries and other UMC agencies and groups are providing resources and guidance on how to become anti-racist individuals and churches. Please seek out the help you need in this time of transformation.
The Worship Team of Discipleship Ministries believes, however, that such a change will not happen unless the whole process is bathed in prayer every step along the way. To that end, they are providing daily prayers, Monday through Friday, to help keep us all centered on the journey ahead. Prayers can be used for personal and small group devotions, or in corporate worship.
Find out how to subscribe and receive prayers each day via email. And if you want to submit anti-racism prayers, contact them.
Learn More: https://www.umcdiscipleship.
View previous prayers: https://www.umcdiscipleship.
A Charter for Racial Justice Policies in an Interdependent Global Community
From The Book of Resolutions of the UMC— 2016.
You can view and learn more about the charter on the UMW website: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/
Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think
We know many of you have downloaded and used the Implicit Bias Workbook. This popular resource is now available as a free, on-demand online course designed for you to take at your own pace. Learn More
General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) website
Racial Justice Conversation Guide [PDF] – This article is presented by GCORR, culled from the resources available on their website at gcorr.org.
Please use and share this information as a follow-up to the Bishop’s request for action in response to the crisis and tension existing in our country and communities as a result of shootings.