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Recommended Group Studies on Race and Culture


 

You Are Here: First Steps for White Christians on Race and Racism
By the UMC General Commission on Religion and Race
The General Commission on Religion and Race offers this four-session curriculum as a first step for white Christians, in particular, who are unsure about what racism is and unclear about its relevance to individuals, the church, and society as a whole. This resource is designed for individuals who are ready to learn about how racism operates, how it affects Christian communities, and how people of faith can recognize and resist racism.

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Created to Love: A 7-Week Journey for Inward Transformation
By the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the UMC
Let us gather in the next seven weeks to draw in God’s sustaining breath. Come sojourners — disciples, seekers, skeptics, new Jesus followers, wanderers — into a rhythm of renewal. May our different perspectives and cultures enrich our appreciation for one another and God’s created order. In this moment, may we slow down to fully embrace the power of repentance and our humanity. May God’s Holy Spirit empower us for the work of love to come.

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Vital Conversations Series
By the UMC General Commission on Religion and Race
The General Commission on Race and Religion of the United Methodist Church offers Vital Conversations: Race, Culture, and Justice as a way to begin a dialogue, face our misconceptions and fears, and move deliberately to spiritual, community, and social transformation. Each series includes videos and group study guides

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Decolonizing the Church Immersion
By Brandon and Erica Wrencher
A 5-week immersion in dismantling white supremacy in the Church in order to build Beloved Community with Brandon Wrencher

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Toolkit: Becoming Antiracist
By Chicago Beyond
This toolkit is a starting point. There are many valuable resources available to support you as you seek to understand and become anti-racist, and these are a few that our team has found helpful. The first step is being open to learning and committing to the ongoing journey of becoming anti-racist.

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Tools for Leaders: Resources for Racial Justice
By United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women Racial Justice Office is pleased to share with you Resources for Racial Justice: Tools for Leaders. It offers you many ways to get involved in implementing the Charter for Racial Justice, including Bible studies, worship, programs, workshops, displays, issues and action ideas.

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