Religion & Race

The Eastern PA Conference Commission on Religion and Race strives to further the UMC General Commission’s mission and vision in our region and context.  We see the creation of learning opportunities, the dissemination of resources and the communication of continued dialogues, trainings and workshops, sponsored by other entities throughout the conference, as the scope of our work.

Conference Commission on Religion and Race

  • Co-chairpersons: Rev. Susan L. Worrell and Rev Alicia Julia-Stanley


Northeastern Jurisdiction Call to Action Resolution & Response

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A statement presented to the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference July 13, 2016, Lancaster PA

GCORR logoGeneral 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 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 recent shootings.

A Charter for Racial Justice

EPAUMC Commission on Religion and Race Resources

This is a list of resources that assist in the continued education around anti-racism. Resources are divided into categories by their media type for easy access. View the full resource list here.

2nd NEJ ‘reCall Summit’ to address racism, Oct. 26-27

The second Northeastern Jurisdictional reCall Summit to address issues of racism in conferences across the jurisdiction will happen Oct. 26-27, hosted again by the Baltimore-Washington Conference. The  event  will be at the DoubleTree Hotel by the BWI -Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The annual reCall Summit  is prompted by the Call to Action on Racial Justice, issued by the NEJ at its 2016 Jurisdictional Conference. It asks all conferences and churches to create systemic and fundamental change to address ongoing racial concerns. Keynote speakers are Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners magazine, and Rev. Marvin McMickle, a leading religious and human rights leader and president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY.

Religion & Race Events

Conference Events
Apr 05

Changing Racism Workshop (4/5/19-4/7/19)

April 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Oct 18

Changing Racism Workshop (Oct. 18 – Oct. 20, 2019)

October 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - October 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Conversations on Racial Justice

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Lay and clergy members meet regularly in various district churches to engage in guided interracial dialogue and discovery about race, racism, racial justice and race relations. Open to all, including people of other districts. Come join us!  For more information or to kindly let us know you’re coming, please contact the Rev. Jason Perkowski at or (717) 333-9238.

UM Church of the Open Door Conversations on Race

(210 S. Broad St, Kennett Square, PA) participates in and often hosts periodic Conversations on Race in the Kennett Square Area, sponsored by its I.S.M.S. (Inclusive Social Ministry for Solidarity) ministry. Some of those conversations involve reactions to TED Talks on topics of race and culture. These are opportunities for people to gather and develop relationships of trust, have conversations about topics that matter, and seek means of changing ‘what is’ to ‘what should be’. Locations may vary. Visit the I.S.M.S. webpage or the I.S.M.S Facebook page.

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