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Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR)
The purpose of the Conference Commission on Religion & Race (CCORR) is the same as the General Commission: “to challenge, lead, and equip the people of the United Methodist Church to become inter-culturally competent, to ensure institutional equity and to facilitate vital conversations about religion, race, and culture” (para. 2002). CCORR continues to invest time and resources in training, programs, tools, initiatives, and monitoring for diversity at annual conferences which enable Upper New York Conference to live more deeply into this reality.
CCORR members: Scott Johnson and Georgia Whitney (Co-Conveners), Blenda Smith, Harold Wheat, Linda Hughes, Holly Strickland, Julius Archibald, Anola Archibald, Evelyn Woodring, Shirley Readdean, LaVerne Ampadu, Charles Syms, Ian Urriolla, Natalie Bowerman, Ruth Rosa Warner, Rev. Susanne Block (Cabinet Representative), and Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding (Director of Connectional Ministries).
Click here to read an article by Pastor Evelyn Woodring, providing insight about what to do after you complete your Imagine No Racism training.
Click here to read UNY Conference Commission on Religion and Race Statement on recent racial violence and subsequent demonstrations (June 8, 2020).
Click here to read "What Is White Privilege, Really?" (Teaching Tolerance)
Click hereto learn about "Jim Crow Laws"
Click here for the Comprehensive Anti-Racism Resources.
Click here to read an article about the anti-racism workshops held at the 2019 UNY Annual Conference.
Click here to read an article in the 2018 UNY Advocate, Issue 3, entitled "Ways United Methodists can take a stand against racism." It's on pages 34-35.
Click here for a list of resources, including books and videos.
Charlottesville, NC Resources
Click here to read the "Experiencing and Witnessing Racism" blog series.
NEJ Call to Action Statement 2016
The "Truth and Wholeness" DVD was a joint project of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns of the United Methodist Church and the General Commission on Religion and Race. Produced by United Methodist Communications. Watch clips below.