Religion & Race

Learn to counter white supremacy

Image by vichinterlang, Courtesy of Religion and Race.
Image by vichinterlang, Courtesy of Religion and Race.

In the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, many experts have identified a need for better mental health care and sensible gun laws. The General Commission on Religion and Race also recognizes a more sinister element in many recent U.S. mass shootings: the influence of white supremacist rhetoric, racist terrorism and extremist hate speech.

Let’s Talk About Mass Violence Fueled by White Supremacy is a collection of resources GCORR recommends for United Methodists and other Christians to model the divine love of Jesus Christ by talking about and taking action to counter the divisiveness and violence of white supremacy.

Especially for laity and clergy in white congregations and other predominantly white spaces, the videos and discussion guides will help Christians learn, act and speak clearly in opposition to hate speech and violence. Also included in the collection are “4 ways to help people directly affected by racist violence.”

Explore these and other ideas.

More tools to use in your congregation or other gatherings of United Methodists: