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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Imagine No Racism event to be held on Sat. April 21

    January 30, 2018 / By UNY Communications Team

    In July of 2016, the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church unanimously approved a resolution for every Annual Conference to confront the sin of racism in our own hearts, our churches, and our communities.

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop created a taskforce, known now as the Bishop’s Taskforce on Eliminating Racism, to start strategizing ways to confront this deeply embedded issue across our Conference. The taskforce is now ready to help the rest of the UNY Conference to act.

     The taskforce has called this new ministry, Imagine No Racism, drawing inspiration from our denomination’s successful Imagine No Malaria campaign. Like Imagine No Malaria, Imagine No Racism will unapologetically identify the disease of racism and offer concrete ways to bring healing.

    The Bishop has sent a letter to the clergy across the Conference to set aside Saturday April 21 (12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.) for the Imagine No Racism Launch Day open to both clergy and laity; simultaneous events will be held across the Conference in every District. Stay tuned for more details. Click here to read Bishop Webb’s letter.

    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."