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United Methodists Stand Against Racism

Participate and involve your voice in discussion and education

End Racism in our Community and Country

Participate in, learn from, watch a documentary or join an online discussion group as the people of the United Methodist Church in our nation and here at Calvary United Methodist strive to end racism in our communities and nation.

Pray, connect, show up, act as United Methodists stand against hate, oppression, injustice and racism.

100 Days of Prayer: Prayers for Dismantling Racism

During Lent this year, the Dismantling Racism Initiative is asking the people called United Methodists to address racism in prayer as part of our 100 Days of Prayer for the safety and health of our nation. The nation cannot be healthy when a large percentage of its citizens are treated as “other” and often “less than.” This is true of Americans of all races and backgrounds other than Caucasian. As a help, we suggest you raise your prayers on the seven Wednesdays of Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday.

*Part of Bishop Julius Trimble's 100 Days of Prayer. Learn more.

Central District will be an Antiracist District

For some that is a strong statement and you may have discounted the efforts. To declare that the Central District (Christ-Centered, Community-Connected, and Missionally-Centric) will be an ANTIRACIST DISTRICT simply means that we will be on a learning journey to “see all cultures in all their differences as on the same level, as equals.”

Bryan Stevenson - True Justice

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality follows 30 years of EJI’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. The film won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary, and is the winner of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’s 26th annual Vision Award and a Peabody Award.

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True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality (HBO / KUNHARDT FILMS, 2019) Kunhardt Film Foundation |

Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom


Town Hall: Seasoned & Emerging Leaders Discuss Dismantling Racism

(previously aired) August 19 & 26, 1:00 pm

The work of dismantling racism is not new; now more than ever we need to be reminded of the work that has moved us to today’s reality—and to name where we still need to go. In this current season, rising leaders are studying the leadership of those who came before and adding their energy to the ongoing work of dismantling racism.

North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops Commitment to Antiracism

posted June 12, 2020

For Christ is our peace… he has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.

-Ephesians 2:14

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25 has rocked our nation and world and pierced us to the core. The video image seared into our minds, hearts and souls is horrific, terrifying, disgusting and outrageous. While we’ve each made commitments and statements in our respective areas along with many of our cabinet members, we think it important to speak together as the North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops. We affirm the work being done in each of our conferences, the work of the Council of Bishops, the work of our General Agencies, and the work of our ecumenical and interfaith partners in responding to this heartbreaking, soul-shattering event.

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