Racial Justice Team
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
1 John 3:16
The Racial Justice Team is currently planning our next event! To get involved, please contact Social Justice Coordinator, Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk [email protected].
Thank you to all who made our Mother 2 Mother panel a success!
The Racial Justice is under the umbrella of Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Ministry. As a church, we recognize racism as a sin, affirm the worth of all persons and assert the obligation of society to address long-standing, systemic issues around race.
If you are passionate about changing perspectives, systems, and institutions so that individual persons can flourish, join our Racial Justice Team! Our work starts here, but extends beyond our walls to make our world a better place. To get involved, please contact Social Justice Coordinator, Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk [email protected].
Manchester UMC Racial Justice Book List
This is a sampling of racial justice readings compiled by MUMC’s Racial Justice Committee.
The Faith and Race Podcast
A joint project between The Center for Social Empowerment and the Mission, Service, and Justice Ministries of the Missouri Conference, The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all colors host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus so as to intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will help bring the diverse insights and experiences of interviewees into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond.
Harvard Implicit Bias Test
All of us carry some form of bias and prejudice. Many of our biases are implicit—we don’t even know that we have them. This psychological study measures unconsciousness biases along several different social and cultural lines.