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Dismantling Racism Campaign

United Methodists Stand Against Racism

We recognize racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. We will work for equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion, education and training; in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing; to credit, loans, venture capital, and insurance; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the Church and society.

The General Commission on Religion and Race, the Council of Bishops, United Methodist Women, the General Board of Church and Society and United Methodist Communications have come together to share how United Methodists stand against racism.

Our bishops lead us spiritually through worship services and devotions.

Experts came together to talk about the history of racism and what the church can do--both as a body and as individual members--to move toward racial justice.

Explore these important conversations below, and be sure to explore the discussion guide for each video so that you can lead a conversation with your Sunday School class, small group, Bible study, or a friend and family gathering.

Bishops announce a new initiative called Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom. Video still by United Methodist Communications.

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Bishops launch Dismantling Racism

Bishops launch a multi-level effort to initiate a coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote action to work toward racial justice.

The Rev. Cynthia Wilson, of United Methodist Discipleship Ministries, sings a solo as part of the June 24 “Service of Lament, Repentance, Communion and Commitment.” Screenshot of video by United Methodist Communications.

Racial Justice

Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament

During a service of lament, United Methodists address racial injustice in the world with repentance and a commitment to actively work to dismantle racism.


Dismantling Racism: Lent devotions by our bishops

During Lent 2021, the Council of Bishops invited the people of The United Methodist Church to a season of introspection and self-examination.

These videos continue to be an inspiration, challenging us to follow Jesus as we confront the sin of racism and remember the promise of Easter—that liberation is possible.

This Lenten devotional series is another step in which our bishops are leading us in a journey of repentance, reconciliation and action in which we invite the whole church to participate. 

Accompanying each video is a journal page to guide reflection and conversation. 

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