Diversity and Inclusiveness

The #EndRacism campaign is an intentional and coordinated effort by The United Methodist Church to actively engage in the ministry of dismantling racism and promoting racial justice. Image by United Methodist Communications.

Efforts to make The United Methodist Church and its congregations more diverse — more reflective of our nations. While the welcomes may be genuine, truly including all people and giving them voice may be more complex. Whether the diversity is based on ethnicity, age, gender, marital status, differing abilities or other factors, there are ways to be certain that all are included.

Racism is a sin, and The United Methodist Church is committed to challenging the unjust power structures that support it and working for equality in all areas of life.

Recent killings of unarmed African Americans have re-ignited conversation across the United States about racism and police brutality. The church is responding with a sustained and coordinated effort to actively engage in the ministry of dismantling racism and promoting racial justice.

As part of the churchwide response, an advertising campaign, #EndRacism, has been created and will include messaging on billboards, social media and online advertising. We are also providing social media graphics and other items so local churches and annual conferences can coordinate with this effort and speak to recent events in their own communities. 

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GCORR Real Talk

Community and faith leaders discuss race, culture, and faith to uncover the disparities of race, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status. While flattening the curve, we must work to close the widening gaps between whites and people of color, the rich and the poor, and other communities experiencing the imbalance in access to resources, opportunity and agency.

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Two women march with signs calling for justice for Breonna Taylor during protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over the police killings of Taylor in Louisville, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., and other African Americans. Photo by Cathy Bruce, courtesy of the Kentucky Conference.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

United Methodist leaders make statements against racism

United Methodist bishops and other denominational leaders offer statements and sermons calling for actions and prayers against racism.

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Racial Justice

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