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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    ministries / Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR)

    Imagine No Racism

    INR Facilitator & Participants Guides (2019 versions) and Resources
    Call to Action
    Bishop's Covenant
    "Racism is Real" Video
    Perspective Blog
    Contacts: Regional Coordinators

    INR Facilitator & Participants Guides (2019 versions) and Resources

    INR Curriculum Facilitator (Version 2019)
    INR Curriculum Participant (Version 2019)
    Comprehensive Anti-Racism Resources

    Click here to download and print an Imagine No Racism evaluation form to be completed by the facilitator after each session. In addition to these forms, please attach an attendance sheet. All documents will be collected by your Regional Coordinators. 


    Bishop Webb's INR intro video

    Immaculate Perception: Implicit Bias

    Moving the Race Conversation Forward

    Dr. Robin DiAngelo's Deconstructing White Privilege


    Call to Action

    "It is clear that the time to act is NOW. It was unanimously agreed that it is time to break our silence."
    Click here to read the Northeastern Jurisdiction (NEJ) and the NEJ College of Bishops letter in its entirety.

    Bishop's Covenant

    Before God and with my family in Christ, I vow, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to oppose and work to eliminate the influence of racism from systems, institutions, relationships, and my own life.
    Click here to download a copy of the Imagine No Racism (INR) Covenant.


    "NEJ Call to Action to Eliminate Racism" Video featuring Bishop Mark J. Webb:



    "Racism is Real" Video


    Perspective Blog

    Many of us have seen or experienced one form of racism. Members of the Bishop's Taskforce on Eliminating Racism as well as other Conference members shared in writing how experiencing or witnessing racism has impacted them and how they have responded. Click here to read the full series.

    Contacts: Regional Coordinators

    Georgia Whitney: for Adirondack, Albany, Binghamton, Cornerstone, Mountain View, and Oneonta Districts.

    Charles Syms: for Genesee Valley, Niagara Frontier, Crossroads, Mohawk, Finger Lakes, and Northern Flow Districts.

    There are ways for you to get involved to join in the effort to eliminate racism. For questions or additional information, contact Blenda Smith at (607) 761-0327 or email at

    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."