Town Hall: Emerging leaders discuss dismantling racism

August 24, 2020 by The United Methodist Church

Worshippers join in a song during an outdoor service entitled "A Call to Prayer for Social Justice, Reconciliation and Healing" at St. John AME Church in Aurora, Ill. File photo by Al Benson.

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Wednesday, August 26

1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT.

In this current season, rising leaders are studying the leadership of those who came before and adding their energy to the ongoing work of dismantling racism.

As a part of our Town Hall series on anti-racism, we present a panel of younger leaders to discuss their strategies for changing the world and their encouragement for partners in this work. They will respond to your questions about their vision for how to take action with intention and how the Church can draw from the wisdom of the past and hope for the future. Moderator Erin Hawkins will facilitate the conversation.

Our hope is that this Town Hall series will help equip the United Methodist Church as we engage in our anti-racism work across the Connection.

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Visit to find more resources for the work of dismantling racism and promoting collective action for racial justice.

And for a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism from The Upper Room, click here.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.