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United Methodists gathered and prayed at an event leading up to a national rally to end racism. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.

Religion and Race

Challenging and equipping the people of The United Methodist Church to be an intentionally diverse body of Christ, the General Commission on Religion and Race offers tools to guide conversations about racial justice, racism and religion. It leads in systemic transformation, monitors for racial equity, equips churches and church leadership in areas of cultural competency, prepares and supports leaders engaging in cross-racial/cross-cultural ministry and serves as a fair-process advocate in matters of racial discrimination. 

Clergy members gather in prayer during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Our Work

GCORR is committed to equipping churches dismantle racism by championing diversity, equity and inclusion; developing interculturally competent leaders; and catalyzing authentic community. We also address injustice broadly pertaining to issues of poverty, nationalism, tribal conflicts, gender discrimination, homophobia, disability and generational bias.

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The What Is... series from GCORR teaches vital terms for anti-racism work

Racial Justice

Vital terms for anti-racism work

Watch this video about the What is… series from the General Commission on Religion and Race to find terms that will strengthen anti-racism work.

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Diversity and Inclusiveness

You Are Here: Small Group Discussion Guide

GCORR offers this 7-part curriculum as a first step in understanding what racism is, how it has and still shows up in the church and society, and how it impacts and impedes the integrity and effectiveness of God’s people gathered as the church.

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