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‘Vital Conversations’ study guides available


January-February 2017


Tense times call for vital conversations.

At a time when society seems divided along lines of ideology, race, culture, and ethnicity, the new Vital Conversations Study Guide from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) can help small groups in churches face fears, misunderstandings and tensions. The study guide, a companion book to the "Vital Conversations" Video Series 1 and 2, will help participants open up to discussion as they work together to heal and work toward spiritual, community and social transformation.

"Vital Conversations 3" will debut in February featuring the voices of young adults.

GCORR presents several video series. The "Vital Conversations on Realities of Race and Racism" video series features contemporary theologians, sociologists, laity, clergy and others dealing with challenges of race, culture and oppression in the church and world. The series aids "United Methodists and other Christians to have serious, challenging and in-depth conversations about racial and cultural divisions and the role of the church in helping bring about justice, reconciliation and understanding," says Garlinda Burton, project coordinator.

Click here to order copies of the study guide.