by Alberta Farnworth, UMW president
& Carla Whitmire, UMW communications coordinator
We are inviting you to join other United Methodist Women members in the Desert Southwest Conference in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge during May.
As Christians, we are called to think deeply, pray fervently and work unceasingly for the betterment of our society and world. It can be overwhelming to begin an inner journey about race and racism. If you have struggled with this conversation in the past, the 21-Day Challenge is a way to reintroduce these topics. The readings, videos, and audio selections are all relatively short, and the limited duration of this challenge helps people to stir curiosity and exploration into anti-racism. We have a lot of work to do in regards to racial equity, both individually and collectively.
In the fall of 2020, the Desert Southwest Conference introduced a conference-wide 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. Some of you may have participated in the challenge in your church. The resources have been updated to include new content.
When you register you will be sent the link to material including links to articles, videos, and readings that seek to educate others about systemic, explicit and unconscious racism within our society.
All members of the United Methodist Women are actively encouraged to participate in this three-week activity. We will begin on May 1 and meet each week on Saturdays at 4:00 PM to discuss what we have learned throughout the week.Click here to Join the challenge