Close X
  • Home
  • About
  • Ministries
  • Mission
  • Events
  • News
  • Resources
  • X

    Translate

    Close

    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Experiencing and Witnessing Racism

    Experiencing and Witnessing Racism blog series introduction

    October 3, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The 2016 Northeastern Jurisdiction overwhelmingly supported a Call to Action to end racism in a bold proclamation that it would work to end racism both in ourselves and in the world. In Upper New York, the Bishop’s Taskforce on Eliminating Racism will lead this enormous task.

    While the task can feel overwhelming, the taskforce feels strongly that the first step is honest conversation.  

    This blog series is a start to the conversation.

    Members of the Taskforce as well as other Conference members will write about how experiencing or witnessing racism has impacted them and how they have responded.

    The hope is that these stories will inspire others to share honestly about their experiences and that it will be the start of a conversation that continues on a local level. 

    If you would like to respond to the blog question, "How has experiencing or witnessing racism impacted you, and how did you respond?," send your response to news@unyumc.org. Blogs should be written in first person and no more than a few paragraphs long.

    Share Your Comment




    All comments are moderated by the staff and will post pending approval.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."