Vital Conversations Video Series



The General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church (GCORR) presents Vital Conversations 1: Realities of Race and Racism. This Vital Conversations video series features contemporary theologians, sociologists, laity, clergy, and other thought-leaders dealing with challenges of race, culture, and oppression in the Church and world today.

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The General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church (GCORR) presents Vital Conversations 2 featuring thought leaders, pastors, theologians, activists, authors, and scholars from outside of the United States who share their stories, insights, and expertise on issues related to faith, culture, and fighting oppression in the church and world today.

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Vital Conversations 3: Young Adults, Social Justice and the Church is a 14 part series designed to spark grassroots engagement and features study guides for each video talk that help small groups and individuals delve deeper into social issues.

The presenters are aged 35 or younger and are activists, theologians, preachers, musicians, dancers, seminarians, and business entrepreneurs from Africa, Germany and the US. Each talks about the search for arenas that welcome, respect and engage expressions of faith, spirituality, ideals and community action.

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Vital Conversations 4: Race, Culture, the Church, and Human Sexuality is a series of 11 videos for small groups in congregations, campus ministries, and local and regional church leadership teams.

The series features conversations between theologians, pastors, worship leaders, laity in leadership, Biblical scholars, and community activists to offer varied and multilayered perspectives on the Christian church’s ongoing debate over the status, role, and rights of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intrersex (LGBTQI).

The study guide to use along with all sessions (1 – 11) is now available. You can download it in the individual video pages below.

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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.