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The Spiritual Work of Overcoming Racism

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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.


Reaching In

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?


Reaching Up

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?


Reaching Out

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?


Read more from The Upper Room Publisher, Rev. Stephen D. Bryant and a statement from Discipleship Ministries.

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.

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