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Understanding “white fragility” helps laity and clergy be more effective in working to combat racism and white supremacy.

Our individual discipleship, living into our call to love God and love neighbor, requires naming, understanding and combating racial injustice.

In 2019 and 2020, the CMO facilitated discussion groups with North Texas clergy and lay leaders, as well as conversations at local churches, using resources based on Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race. If you would like to engage this material, a study guide developed by Rev. Jessica Wright is available here.

At Covenant Day 2020, Bishop Michael McKee cast a vision for a new initiative, the “Journey Toward Racial Justice” to create disciples of Jesus Christ who are courageously anti-racist in a broken and hurting world and to end active and passive racism and create an equitable future for all people in the North Texas Conference and the communities we serve. Resources from Covenant Day are available here.

We believe this work has the power transform our communities.