Vital Conversations Video Series

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SERIES 1

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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SERIES 2

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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SERIES 3

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.

Vital Conversations 3 will debut online Tuesday February 7, at 9 p.m. EST, featuring a video talk by The Rev. Jennifer Bailey of FaithMatters Network followed by a live Q&A with Bailey. Bailey, an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and activist-in-residence at the Scarritt-Bennett Center, discusses how contemporary human rights movements such as Black Lives Matter compare and contrast with the Civil Rights era and other efforts of the past.

The second video presentation by Katelin Hansen of Columbus, Ohio will premiere at 9 p.m. EST, Tuesday, February 21. Hansen is director of experiential learning and church and community development for the United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus.

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