Rev. Javier Olivares

Rev. Javier Olivares

The Conference Commission on Religion & Race (CCORR) greets you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who accepted ALL persons. We are under Justice and Outreach and part of the ministry of the DSC of The United Methodist Church. CCORR is comprised of laity and clergy from all four districts.

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.

What is the purpose of the Conference Religion and Race Committee?

CCORR challenges and helps our Annual Conference and its congregations to achieve full, equal participation of their racial and ethnic minority constituencies in the total life and mission of the Church. CCORR strives to accomplish this task through education and advocacy and by reviewing, monitoring, and supporting The United Methodist Church’s efforts to ensure racial inclusiveness and foster racial justice and reconciliation.

Click here to find the newest resource from the DSC RACE Coalition and access the 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge resources starting September 1, 2020.

Cross-Cultural and Cross-Racial Appointments

Click here to find the updated Foundation for Cultural Competency and Cross-Cultured and Cross-Racial Appointments.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about what we do or you want to get involved, you can email our chair, Javier Olivares  . Join the Facebook Group conversation at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccorr.


News from the Desert Southwest Conference Commission on Religion and Race

CCORR Train-The-Trainer

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.

If Religion and Race Resolution Passes

If the proposed legislation from the Desert Southwest Conference Commission on Religion and Race passes at this year’s Annual Conference, the DSC Commission on Religion and Race will begin the work of equity for God’s children in the DSC. Part of this work will...

Engaging in Racial Justice Work- What can we do?

By Desert Southwest Conference Commission on Religion and Race As Christians, we continue to stand in this liminal space between the full realization of God's kingdom on earth & our ongoing sinful nature. As we continue to be in this space, CCORR continues to...

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