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The #EndRacism campaign was 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.   
—Adapted from the Book of Discipline, "Social Principles"


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.


Working to End Racism

The "Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. The churchwide effort kicked off on June 19 to coincide with Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. 


Campaign

As part of the churchwide response, an advertising campaign, #EndRacism, has been created. You may have seen the campaign graphics featured on billboards, social media and websites. 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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Supporters of President Donald Trump storm into the U.S. Capitol in Washington after clashing with police to protest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by Congress on Jan. 6. Photo by Shannon Stapleton, REUTERS.
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Social Concerns

Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists

Church members both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that forced its way into the Capitol.

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Calm is restored to the U.S. Capitol after protestors hoping to overturn the 2020 Election results stormed the building as Congress met on January 6, 2021 to certify the election results. Photo by Benjamin Applebaum, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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Advocacy

United Methodist Bishops condemn violence at U.S. Capitol

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference released a statement condemning the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Depiction of Christopher Columbus. Courtesy of Religion and Race.
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Dismantling Racism

Doctrine of Discovery Discussion Guide

This discussion guide was developed by Christy L. Oxendine based on Dismantling Racism webinar segment by Dr. Lisa Dellinger.

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March for Peace, Jobs and Freedom on the 20th anniversary of the original march in Washington, D.C. 1984. The Rev. James Lawson (center) leads a group from Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Photo by John C. Goodwin, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Racial Justice Resources

Find resources to help facilitate and inform conversations around race in your congregation and ideas for working toward racial justice. 

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United Methodists Stand Against Racism shirts are available for purchase.

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Display your commitment to the church's work for racial justice.