This panel discussion with AAPI clergy and laity in the DSC includes sharing their experiences of racism in our churches and communities register and learn how to fight racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and be a better ally. [Click here to download the panel discussion video.]
Watch this informal interview with Bishop Bob sharing about his personal experiences with racism and the challenges and hopes we face as we strive toward peace and justice in the Desert Southwest Conference and The United Methodist Church. [Click here to download or watch the video on YouTube click here to watch.]
Use the following and host a book study
- Click here to purchase Reading the Bible From the Margins.
- Q&A session with Rev. Dr. de la Torre (Click here to watch)
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Newly Formed Coalition Presents Actionable Steps to Combat Racism
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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.
Below is the list of changes that Rev. Chanda asks of each Bishop/Annual Conference. Publicly acknowledge the harm churches are perpetuating against clergy of color by highlighting their stories as a call to repentance and accountability. In the same manner that...
WHO WE ARE
The DSC Race Coalition was formed by the chairpersons of the DSC Commission on Religion & Race (CORR) and the Ethnic Local Church Concerns Committee (ELCC) in conversation with Bishop Bob Hoshibata at the 2020 Desert Southwest Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. An abbreviation for Reflection, Action, Courageous Dialogue, and Engagement, the DSC Race Coalition actively works to promote racially-focused education and dialogue within the DSC, as well as eliminate all forms of racism within the conference. Sitting on the RACE Coalition are Rev. Javier Olivares, Julie O’Neal, Pastor Diamond Pate, Rev. Timote Piukala, Rev. Kimberly Scott, Rev. Khalif Smith, Pastor Christopher Wurpts, with DSC support by Rev. Dan Morley and Billie Fidlin.
DSC RACE COALITION
P.O. Box 32830
Phoenix, Arizona 85064