Anti-Racism Resources for the Desert Southwest Conference of The UMC
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How to be a better ally

Black History Month

Click Here to watch a video discussion with Rev. Dr. Kirk A. Johnson on church and health equity, specifically in communities of color and the Black experience.

How to be a better ally

The Power of Latino Leadership

Click Here to watch a video discussion and inspire conversation and learning about the Hispanic/Latino culture.

Justice at the Border

Click Here to find Prescott UMC’s live-streamed panel discussion on immigration, justice, and what we can do to build a better tomorrow on September 25th, 1:00-2:30 PM.

Crafts with Kids

Click here and scroll through Prescott UMC’s Facebook Page to find videos by Michelle Olivares demonstrating Hispanic/Latino crafts.

Immigration & The Bible

Click Here on October 4 to watch a video discussion with author Karen Gonzalez and DSC clergy about her book topic immigration and the bible.

How to be a better ally

Click here to watch this panel discussion

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.]

Click here to watch the interview with Bishop Bob

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.]

The Long Shadow

Watch the Q&A session with Director Frances Causey.

Webinar: Real Talk with Rev. Dr. Miguel de la Torre

Use the following and host a book study

Webinar: Q&A with Rev. Dr. Rudy Rasmus & Others

Zoom discussion on “I’m Black, I’m Christian, I’m Methodist” book and racism in The United Methodist Church. (Click here to watch)

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Newly Formed Coalition Presents Actionable Steps to Combat Racism

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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.

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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.

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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.





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