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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    ministries / Imagine No Racism

    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: Blenda Smith (Convener), Harold Wheat, Linda Hughes, Scott Johnson, Julius Archibald, Anola Archibald, Evelyn Woodring, Shirley Readdean, Beckie Sweet, Georgia Whitney, Sandra Allen, Charles Syms, Carrie Wolfe, Pam Burns, Teressa Sivers, and Rachael Jordan.

    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 learn more about becoming an Imagine No Racism District Volunteer Advocate. To apply, click one of the links. Return forms to the Upper New York Conference Office at 7481 Henry Clay Boulevard, Liverpool, NY 13088.


    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.

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."