Healing the Wounds of Racism (HWR) oversees the Eastern PA Conference’s primary anti-racism training program for clergy and lay leadership in operation for over two decades. Today the training series is named Dismantling Racism, and it is offered in two levels—basic and advance.
All active clergy, certified lay ministers, conference staff and members of conference boards and committees are required to take the basic, Level 1 anti-racism course once. Active clergy must also take a Level II Dismantling Racism training each quadrennium. The Healing the Wounds of Racism Accountability Core Team, HWR trainings began after the 1996 Annual Conference passed its Plan toward the Elimination of Racism within the Eastern PA Conference.
The Eastern PA Conference’s primary anti-racism training program for clergy and lay leadership has been through numerous changes in over two decades of operation; and now it will undergo one more. Three upcoming Dismantling Racism training events—levels I and II—will both happen online for the first time, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that has prompted many ministries to safely use Zoom video-conferencing for meetings and training... Learn More