Conference Commission on Religion and Race
Ministries of Faith in Action
The Conference Commission on Religion & Race (CCORR) greets you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who accepted ALL persons.
CCORR is comprised of laity and clergy from all four districts. We are partners in ministry in the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church.
It is encouraging to know of your interest in what we do. You can learn more about CCORR by clicking on any of the links below. For information on the General Commission on Religion and Race, click here.
Click here to access part two of the cultural competency training for trainers on bias.
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News & Events
First UMC in Sun City hosted its own Cultural Competency Training and so could your church! Learn more.
The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) announces a new cycle of the CORR Action Fund (CAF) grant program providing up to $10,000 to fund projects that increase intercultural competency and support vital conversations about race, cultural diversity, and systemic equity leading to action.
Author's Note: The following statements were written by various Desert Southwest Conference Justice & Mission Chairs prior to later news that the planes came from San Antonio, TX, (not directly from Florida) making stops but with no one new boarding or...
The training was a very successful session, and less confrontational than some may have expected. Encouraging leaders in attendance to relay the strong points of this training back to their congregation and, possibly, to their friends and family.
We are all so different, and our cultural dimensions influence how we view culture. The training ended with us wanting more to understand our culture and how we live.
The Desert Southwest Commission on Religion and Race is seeking trainers for the next round of cultural competency training on Bias. Interested persons should fill out the application form linked below no later than September 7, 2022. [button...
What is Juneteenth? An overview of its historical origins from history.com: Juneteenth (June 19) marks the day in 1865 when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all African Americans were freed. The troops’...
As Christians, we are called to care for the poor and most vulnerable around us. And our founder, John Wesley, called us to do all the good we can, in all the ways we can. Here are some questions to consider when exploring charitable options this season.
To raise awareness & promote the vision of the Missio Dei (the vision of building up the Beloved Community as God’s mission in the world), foster & facilitate biblical & theological understating of inclusion & diversity as the work of ministry, and train & resource conference leadership, pastors, & congregations for increased cultural competency & fulfillment of the Great Commission.
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Cross-Cultural and Cross-Racial Appointments
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6 Dimensions model of national culture
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2021 Resolution from CORR
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