Diversity and Inclusiveness

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The Rev. Jerome R. DeVine (left, rear) makes the sign of the cross on the Rev. Kyland Dobbins during a reaffirmation of baptism at Facing the Future 2018, an event for clergy in cross-racial/cross-cultural appointments, in Newark, N.J. DeVine described the service as “both a remembering of how we are claimed by God's grace in baptism as well as the ongoing gift of grace that heals and strengthens us in the midst of the storms of life and ministry.” File photo by Joey Butler, UMNS.

Creating room for all at the table

The United Methodist Church is committed to becoming a more diverse denomination — truly reflective of all nations. Welcoming people through your door is one thing, but truly including and giving voice to all people may be more complex. Whether the diversity is based on ethnicity, age, gender, marital status, abilities or other factors, there are ways to be certain that all are included.

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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