Anti-Racism and Inclusion Resources
- Showing Up for Racial Justice
- SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
- Timeline: Methodism in Black and White
- from umc.org
- General Commission on Race and Religion (GCORR)
- As a result of GCORR’s work, the Church at all levels, all around the world, reflects and values the diversity of God's people.
- UMC on Cross-Racial/Cultural Ministry
- Cross-racial appointments and increasing diversity
- Ted Talks on Race
- Talks about understanding racism
- Asian-American Discipleship Ministries
- Here you will find ministry ideas, news and resources for the Asian-American communities.
- Anti-Racism Worship
- Prayers and Litanies, gospel lessons, handouts
- Native American Ministries Sunday Pastor and Leader's Kit
- From UMC Giving
- Project Implicit Bias (Includes Testing)
- Investigate thoughts and feelings that exist outside of conscious awareness
- Staff Blogs on Diversity
- The blog posts are one of many responses to a late 2015 Witnessing Whiteness Workshop with author and educator Shelly Tochluk.
- Crossroads Anti-racism Recommended Reading
- Expanding knowledge on anti-racism
- “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
- by Peggy McIntosh
Teaching / Facilitation / Small Groups
- Colorblind: Video and Discussion Guide
- A skit developed by the Western Pennsylvania Conference Anti-Racism Team and the Rev. Jim Walker
- Vital Conversations on Realities of Racism: Videos and Guides
- The guide is produced by GCORR and authored by Rev. Dr. Dianne Glave.
- Talking About Race For Congregations & Small Groups
- How to start the conversation
- Lenton Resource from GCORR
- Roll Down, Justice! A Lenten Biblical Reflection
Children and Youth
- Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR), American Friends Service Committee
- Become a Champion for Racial Justice through trainings and projects for youth.
For more information contact Amanda Gross: 4836 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-315-7423
- I’m Not Racist, Am I?
- See the film available for private viewings and workshops
- Talking to Your Children About Race
- by Glenna Wilson
- Podcasts tackle faith and race (access on facebook) (listen on iTunes)
- FERGUSON, Mo. (UMNS) — The death of Michael Brown and ensuing protests in Ferguson led many Missouri congregations to have tough conversations about race. The Missouri Conference, including Wellspring Church in Ferguson, this week started releasing the Faith and Race Podcast and curriculum to help other churches hold constructive dialogue about race and the church. Each podcast will consist of 20- to 25-minute interviews released every Wednesday.