We believe that all people are uniquely made in the image of God, and we aim to live this out in the Church and in our communities. To take Justice, Dignity and Solidarity seriously means we aim:
- to celebrate the rich diversity of people within the Methodist Church
- to eradicate all discrimination, to treat all people justly and with dignity across the breadth of the Methodist Church
- for a profound change in the culture, practices and attitudes of the Methodist Church so that all Methodists are able to be full participants in the Church’s life.
Justice, Dignity and Solidarity User Guide
Click HERE to see the pdf (downloadable) version of the Justice, Dignity and Solidarity user guide which will give you an overview of what is in the Justice, Dignity and Solidarity report adopted by Conference 2021
There are many books which can help understand the varying issues that are involved in understanding racial equality and below are a selection which are recommended by the diverse Ministerial team of our church.
- We Need To Talk About Race: Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches - Ben Lindsay
- Black and British, a Short Essential History - David Olugosa
- Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain - Peter Fryer
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion Video Playlist
In 2021 we created short film playlist exploring issues of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We hosted Zoom short film night in which we watched most of the film on this playlist, followed by a discussion of the films.
Here are some questions to ponder after watching each film.
- Did you enjoy that?
- What struck you?
- What do you think the filmmakers are saying?
- How good is your church family at welcoming people?
- Where do you see generosity and love?