Justice & Reconciliation

New (10/25/2022) African American/Black Church G.R.O.W. Event

The WNCC African American/Black Church Growth and Vitality will hold its 1st annual African American/Black Church G.R.O.W. event.

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The event will be held on November 12, 2022 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Rocky Mount UMC, 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville, NC, 28117.

This event will highlight the Ministry Action Plan that focuses on strengthening the Black churches in the WNCC through leadership development, revitalization, new places for new people and Christian/spiritual formation. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Closing worship service will follow. 

RSVP by November 1, 2022. Click here to register

If you have questions, please contact (980) 266-1736 or email AABCGrowthVitality@gmail.com.

"What Is" Series

As humanity’s understanding and discussion of the concepts of race, racism, and antiracism have evolved over generations, so have the words and phrases we use as we continue the work of obeying God and advancing racial justice.

In this “What Is?” series, the General Commission on Religion and Race offers this compilation of concise definitions, examples, and Biblical/theological foundations to create common vocabulary for Christians as we engage in anti-racism work.

Our hope, as you engage this series, is that the learning equips you to move into deeper waters in anti-racism work in your respective context.

Click  here for more information on the "What Is" series and download other anti-racism resources.
 

Racial Healing and Reconciliation Reference Guide 

The Racial Health and Reconciliation Learning Cohort Guide Team has prepared a Reference Guide for Local Churches interested in pursuing racial healing and reconciliation, which includes information from the program, lessons learned from the pilot program, and support resources for moving forward in action. 

Click here to download the Guide.


The Justice and Reconciliation Team is one of four ministries that relate to the Vision Alignment Team.  This team promotes excellence and fruitfulness in congregational life and ecclesial structures that reflect full diversity, works of justice, and participation by all people. A number of advocacy agencies relate to this work including interreligious concerns, Religion and Race, Commission on the Status and Role of Women, Church and Society, Health and Human Services institutions and the Committees on African American, Asian American, Native American and Hispanic Ministries. This work takes place primarily at the local church level. For more information, please contact the Conference Office 704.535.2260

Creation Care Ministries

Cultural Humility


Other Resources


Justice & Reconciliation Grants


Upcoming Events


Learn More about the Justice & Reconciliation Team


Articles from Proclaim Newsletter


MLK, Jr. Commemoration Services


Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR)

 


Creation Care Ministries


Cultural Humility

 

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Other Resources

PDF: WNCC Cultural Humility: Planting Seeds for a Lifelong Process

An Invitation to Brave Space

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization

Conference Website for Anti-Racism Resources

Cultural Humility (short video)

Cultural Humility (longer version)

Cultural Humility TED Talk

Podcast: Cultural Humility Podcast Introduction

Ismael’s Ruiz-Millan: Cultural Humility Presentation at LEAD UMC

Faith & Leadership Article: Cultural Humanity Can Help Us Become Better Leaders & Better Christians

Christian Century Article: From Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility

Duke Divinity Magazine

Video: Confrontation Between Jorge Ramos and a White Supremacist 

Video: Cultural Humility Discussion by Panelists


Justice & Reconciliation Grants

 

To apply for a J&R grant, click the link below.

Click here to download a grant application.


 

Upcoming Events 

Racial Healing and the Gospel of Reconciliation: A Workshop on the Ministry of Reconciliation

Register now for opportunities to participate on 11/19/20, 2/18/2021, or 3/16/2021. 


 

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Articles found in Proclaim Newsletter:

 

Diversity

Ministry with the Poor

Race Issues and more

Environment, Peace and more

Global Issues

Recovery Issues

Hispanic Issues

COSROW and more

Multi-Cultural Issues

Seminarian Profiles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR)

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