Click here to view a list of Dr. White's suggested readings from the WNCC Resource Center. 

For additional Anti-Racism Resources provided by the Conference's Communications Office, click here

You Are Here: Small Group Discussion Guide in Seven Sessions for White Christians on Race and Racism

The General Commission on Religion and Race offers this seven-part curriculum as a first step in understanding what racism is, how it has and still shows up in the church and society, and how it impacts and impedes the integrity and effectiveness of God’s people gathered as the church. This resource is designed primarily for use by small groups—church school classes, campus ministries, clergy support groups, congregational leadership teams, and community-wide, faith-based groups—in spaces where most of the participants are white.

This is an entry-level curriculum for people who are unsure about what racism is and its relevance to individuals, church, and society; this is not a “train the trainer” course or one that confers “expert” status on leaders or participants. Rather, this resource is for Christian people who are ready to learn about how racism operates, how it affects Christian communities, and how people of faith can begin to recognize and address racism.

August 2023 Newsletter - General Commission on Race & Religion

Click here to view the Race & Religion August 2023 Newsletter. 

Welcoming a Woman Pastor

Click here for a United Methodist Resource for local churches when welcoming a woman pastor who has been appointed to serve their congregation. 

Dismantling Racism: Listen & Learn

The Dismantling Racism panel discussion series educates and informs United Methodists as they work together to actively fight racism in the church and the world. The short videos below offer helpful insights shared during these vital conversations.

Click here to watch, listen and learn. Then, explore the full-length panel discussions to further deepen your knowledge.