Nov 05, 2020

Commission of Religion and Race
Chairperson: Revs. Alicia Julia-Stanley & Susan L. Worrell

Report submitted by: Rev. Susan L. Worrell
Phone: (484) 883-7628
Date submitted: 11/03/2020

Recent Events & Activities
  • CR/CC Training and Mentoring Teams have been active educating and supporting CR/CC Ministries in the conference
  • CORR members served as Monitors for AC 2020
  • Numerous members of CORR serve on Fight for Floyd and Beyond committees Racism, Post Traumatic Stress and Transformation workshop was held on October 17th
  • Emotional Intelligence workshop was held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7
  • CORR met on Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5, 2020 via Zoom
  • CR/CC Team of Companions is under new leadership with Dr. Powell serving as coordinator
  • CR/CC Team of Trainers now has an established coordinator with Dennis Fisher serving.
Upcoming Events & Activities
  • Celebrating Our Cultures at Christmas is scheduled for Dec. 13 @ 3:00pm via Zoom – online registration is open
  • Two workshops are planned for the 2021 Tools For Ministry
  • Fight for Floyd and Beyond Policy Committee is distributing a letter fro policy makers encouraging police reform measures
Additional Information
  • Future meeting dates are on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm
  • We are discerning ways racial justice advocacy efforts and personal and structural racism dismantling efforts can be shared and communicated across the conference
  • The Fight For Floyd and Beyond Education Committee is creating a Racial Justice Resource List searchable platform.  People across all segments of our community will be asked to offer the resources they are aware of for this purpose. This will incorporate the existing Resource List currently on the Religion and Race webpage.
  • Conversation is forthcoming with the Healing the Wounds of Racism Core Accountability Team regarding grouping together our efforts across the conference
  • Urban Ministries – Fight For Floyd and Beyond Police Reform Efforts
  • CR/CC Ministry support with the District Superintendents
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministries
  • Whites Confronting Racism
  • Healing the Wounds of Racism Core Accountability Team