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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.

This video was also shared as part of the forum

Learn about Boston-based group White People Challenging Racism 

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Barbie and Nikki Discuss Racism in this episode of  The Barbie vlog,
which Mattel writes, "empowers girls – with words."

 

 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

 
CORR shares this Sept. 10, 2020  article from The Root:

 

‘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.
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'Vital Conversations: Race'

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. 

Read a Sept. 10, 2019 news story about the training

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 June 10, 2020

 

In this June 7, 2020 video, Rev. Janet Craswell of National UMC in Washington, DC, offers a message for children about the Black Lives Matter protests. It can be downloaded from our Vimeo page.

Children's message on the BLM protests from New England Conference UMC on Vimeo.