The Upper Room is committed to a ministry that is increasingly global, antiracist, and ecumenical. In these days we are called to give special and focused attention to being antiracist. This is the work of discipleship and spiritual formation.
Here is a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism. We will be continuously updating this page in the coming days and weeks as we journey with you.
How are we reaching within and looking at the face of evil within ourselves? How are we complicit with the systems that keep evil in place?
How are we reaching up to God and seeking the courage and power to die to the old creation and become a part of the new creation?
How are we reaching out in dialogue with our community, with our churches, with our friends, with our enemies? What do compassion and kindness look like in an age of violence and hate?
For more resources, visit UMC.org/EndRacism.
The Upper Room blog currently centers Black voices to amplify the stories of those most impacted by racial injustice. Read the latest posts below.
Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.