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Dismantling Racism: Journey Toward Freedom is a 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.  A town hall meeting will take place on July 1 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Image by United Methodist Communications.
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Dismantling Racism

Pressing on to Freedom: July 1 town hall

The Council of Bishops, the General Commission on Religion and Race, the General Board of Church and Society and United Methodist Women will host aTown Hall conversation on Wednesday, July 1, at 12 noon CDT at UMC.org/EndRacism. Participants will take a deep dive into the true (and sometimes suppressed!) history of the United States and The United Methodist Church.

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'Service of Lament' challenges United Methodists on racism

United Methodist bishops and general agencies collaborated to lead a worship service of lament, repentance, Communion and commitment as the next step in the "Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom" initiative. Pastors and lay leaders may use the service during gatherings in the coming months.

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Official logo for The United Methodist Church's “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative. (Image created by United Methodist Communications.)
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Dismantling Racism

Public witness and informational/training events

Find here a frequently updated list of events and learning opportunities to support The United Methodist Church's initiative toward "Dismantling Racism and Pressing on to Freedom." part of the way United Methodists stand against racism.

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Race Relations

The Rev. Chebon Kernell is among the presenters in the "Vital Conversations Series 1: Realities of Race and Racism." Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNews

Dismantling Racism

Vital Conversations Series 1: Realities of Race and Racism

Produced by the General Commission on Religion and Race, this video series features contemporary thought-leaders dealing with challenges of race, culture and oppression in The United Methodist Church and the world today

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Coronavirus

Thomas Kemper, general secretary, United Methodist General Board of Global MInistries   GBGM photo by Hector Amador

Global Ministries

Global mission during a pandemic: Conversations with Thomas Kemper

Join Thomas Kemper, general secretary of Global Ministries, as he begins a series of conversations with missionaries that highlight global mission during a pandemic.

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Responding to the coronavirus

Growing in your faith in a time of social distancing

Kevin Watson’s urging for families to find a daily rhythm to express faith in a concrete way bears consideration and practice – now and after the pandemic.

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