Racial Justice

The United Methodist Women's Racial Justice Charter has advocated for racial equality for more than 40 years. Pictured (l-r): Dionne P. Boissier, Sung-ok Lee, Emily Jones, at a 2018 event. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Church proclaims the value of each person as a unique child of God and commits itself to the healing and wholeness of all persons.

The United Methodist Church recognizes that the sin of racism has been destructive to its unity throughout its history. Racism continues to cause painful division and marginalization.

The United Methodist Church shall confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of its life and in society at large.

The United Methodist Church shall work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.

from The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016, paragraph 5

Learn what you can do


How We Serve

Ways United Methodists can stand against racism

Hate has no place in the church or in society at large. By changing beliefs and behavior we can work to change the world.

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung offers a devotion for Lent 2021.


Dismantling Racism: Lent devotions by our bishops

Each Wednesday of Lent and every day of Holy Week, a bishop offers a devotion to challenge & inspire us to follow Jesus through the wilderness to the promise of reconciliation that Easter brings.


What can you do?

From our leaders


What we believe

Racial reconciliation