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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    news stories Tagged “Imagine No Racism”

    Regional Imagine No Racism 2.0 events to take place this fall

    August 12, 2019 / By UNY Communications

    The Upper New York Conference's Commission on Religion & Race will continue Imagine No Racism (INR) trainings this fall and are calling this version INR 2.0. The fall training events are specifically designed to prepare people who have experienced INR’s initial curriculum to facilitate INR 2.0 conversations. Those who may be discerning a call to facilitate INR conversations are welcome. The Facilitator Trainings will kick off …more

    Anti-racism workshops continue the education of Imagine No Racism

    June 7, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson

    During lunch on Friday, June 7, at the tenth session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, the Conference Commission on Race and Religion (CCORR) held four workshops on ways to address racism. This was an effort to continue the work that began with the Imagine No Racism initiative launched in April 2018. Over 300 people participated in these workshops. “Let’s be real for a second – there is no …more

    Social Holiness Concerns: Working to dismantle racism beyond Imagine No Racism

    February 6, 2019 / By Pastor Evelyn Woodring

    So, you finished the Imagine No Racism (INR) training. You checked off that box for your annual Church Conference. It’s going to be time to move on to the next “cause of the day.” Is that how the INR initiative of the Annual Conference has left you feeling? There are still challenges to be met, wrongs to be righted, and sins to be identified and repented …more

    From the desk of Bishop Mark J. Webb: Imagine no Racism engagement

    August 13, 2018 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    Editor's Note: Below is a letter that Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb sent to the Upper New York COnference on Tuesday August 14. Dear Imagine No Racism Group Participants, I am grateful to each of you for your participation in Upper New York’s Imagine No Racism ministry. You are engaging in the urgent work of addressing racism in ourselves, our Church, and …more

    Upper New York’s Imagine No Racism initiative off to a great start

    July 13, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: 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 their own hearts, churches, and communities. Upper New York Area Resident Bishop created a taskforce, known now as the Bishop’s Taskforce on Eliminating Racism, to strategize ways to confront this deeply embedded issue across our Conference. The taskforce …more

    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."