IN Against Racism

“You are all God’s children through faith in Jesus Christ.”

– Galatians 3:26

The United Methodist Church and the Indiana Conference condemn racism and any practice or belief that one group of human beings is superior to another.

As believers, we are called to repent of the sin of racism, both personally and collectively. We must listen, learn, and engage in restorative action.

We covenant to seek justice, to fight racial injustice, hatred, and indifference, and to do the work of building relationships across lines of difference to root out the sin of racism from the Church.

Let’s work together to create a future of equity and justice for all.

The Initiative

Areas of Focus

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Raise awareness about acts of oppression inside and outside the Church.

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Confront and seek to eliminate racism.

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Address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice.

Our Resolution

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Ask for God’s guidance as we move toward an anti-racist future.

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Lay down our pride and learn from others who have been doing this work.

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Celebrate the contributions of Black/Indigenous/People of Color.

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Seek justice and fight racial injustice, hatred, and indifference.

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Dismantle systemic racism within the Indiana Conference on all levels.

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Build bridges to become the beloved community.

Get Involved

Sign the Covenant

Join us in confessing where we have fallen short and resolving to build bridges to become the beloved community.

Educate Yourself

We have compiled a list of resources to help our congregations, pastors, and members learn about the root causes of racism and develop local strategies for dealing with racism.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Betty Hart

betty.hart@inumc.org

Commission On Race & Ethnicity (CORE) Chairperson

Rev. Annettra Jones Stephens

annettra.stephens@inumc.org

Associate Director of Diversity, Missions & Justice Ministries

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