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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Start a Discussion Group February 24, 2014

Together with your district youth, women’s, men’s, older-adult, or other group, start a group in which you discuss books and films on racism/tribalism and cultural bias and how people address

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Start a New Church February 24, 2014

Contact your district superintendent or conference director of connectional ministry about plans for planting a new, multiracial church in your community. New churches start when communities see a need –

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: One-on-One with a Friend February 24, 2014

If you have a friend or coworker from whose cultural/ethnic identity is different from yours, ask her/him to talk with you about their experiences. Be direct: say, “I don’t feel

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Encourage Service February 24, 2014

God urges the church to be witness to transforming love and power, not only through our words but through our actions. Where are people hurting in your neighborhood, town, or

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Develop New Projects February 24, 2014

Talk to a small group of interested people in your congregation, district or conference about increasing your intercultural understanding, partnerships and ministries. What are your reasons? Are the demographics in

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Nurture Cultural Differences February 24, 2014

According to child development experts, children begin to note racial/ethnic and gender differences by the time they are two years old. It is important that parents, teachers, pastors and other

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Heritage Months & Special Days February 24, 2014

November is U.S. Native American Heritage Month; Black History Month is in February. Even if you’re not Native American or black, these stories are your stories. Embrace them in your

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Connect February 24, 2014

A range of groups in the United Methodist Church have a heritage of breaking barriers and fostering intercultural cooperation, among them Justice for Our Neighbors, United Methodist Women and Young

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Policies of Nondiscrimination February 24, 2014

Make visible your commitment to intercultural cooperation by adopting a policy of nondiscrimination for your congregation. Share it with church trustees and members of the staff-parish relations committee, other volunteer

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Jumpstarts for Diversity Work: Break the Ice February 24, 2014

Plan a season-long, weekly, Lenten or Advent study with members or your church and those of one or two churches from different racial-ethnic groups for the stated purpose of building

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GCORR is building the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.