Rethink Church
Race Relations
Standing Together for a World Free of Racism
Standing Together For a World Free of Racism
Our church is committed to the idea that the rights and privileges a society bestows upon or withholds from its inhabitants indicate the relative respect in which that society holds particular persons and groups of persons. We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God and therefore work toward societies in which each person’s value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened.
Church can happen anywhere.

Leading prayer vigils, helping with cleanup, meeting with community leaders and comforting protesters. Answering the call to help a community in pain in Ferguson and other communities around the world.

Offering grants through the General Commission on Religion and Race and the General Board of Church and Society for innovative, bold, transformative initiatives and strengthen ethnic minority local churches through education, advocacy or leadership development as they engage in social justice.

The Global Mission Fellows provides a space where young adults are encouraged to engage with the local communities, connect the church in mission, and grow in personal and social holiness. This program allows for transformation and leadership development to take place while addressing roots of social injustices with other young people from around the world. 

"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."


Bishop Woodie White: I still believe, Martin. We shall overcome!

Each year, retired United Methodist Bishop Woodie W. White writes a "birthday letter" to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. White, now bishop-in-residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, was the first general secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race.


Organizing “healing pilgrimages” to better understand racial legacies of the south and create healing and encouragement.


We rejoice in the gifts that particular ethnic histories and cultures bring to our total life. 

We believe in creating spaces that recognize the broken, wounded nature of our social systems, and urge United Methodists to advocate for the following in their communities, states and at the national level.

If you're eager to support the basic rights of all persons, we hope you'll join us.

We think every person has been designed to participate fully in the kingdom Jesus ushered in. We therefore work toward societies in which each person’s value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened. Learn more about what we believe.