Your New England Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CoRR) is pleased to announce a new granting opportunity in the life of our Conference.
Thanks to the justice-centered mindset of the United Methodist Foundation of New England and their desire to work on healing the harm that centuries of systemic racism has caused in our communities, CoRR is able to offer bi-annual grants to bodies within the bounds of our annual conference that engage in ministries of justice in marginalized communities.
Video of ‘RACISM: WHAT DO WE DO?’ Forum posted here
The Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) shares a recording of the June 13, 2020 Zoom webinar. This forum addressed ways to assist persons serving in the local church in ways to engage their congregations, communities, and selves in moving from talking to action. CORR is planning additional programming.
Learn about Boston-based group White People Challenging Racism
Anti-racism study for churches from the Lakelands Institute
R-Squared is a project of the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church. R-Squared aims to support and resource diverse faith communities in the work of racial equity, anti-racism, and intersectional justice-making. Learn more
‘Anti-Racism 101: Required Skills for White People Who Want to be Allies’
This online course offered by the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) centers on one big idea: the differences between anti-racism and defending oneself against charges of racism. Course launches Sept. 1, 2020. Cost is $34.99 for the first 100 registrants.
The theme of the 2017 Annual Conference was “Vital Conversations: Race,” and at the session, each church received a copy of the Vital Conversations study series created by the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR).
In 2019, the Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR) began conducting training on the use of these materials. Links to these resources – including the Vital Conversations study series – can be found below.
Resources on the General Commission on Religion and Race website
Vital Conversations Series 1
Vital Conversations Series 2
Vital Conversations Series 3
Additional Resources from the Vital Conversations training
A glossary of terms used in this training
Suggested reading - updated September 2021