More and more I realize that my faith and life journey is one of continual learning and practicing; discipleship. As we continue to journey together as the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church, we would like to lift up a few important historical events for our joint learning, repentance, and work in dismantling racism.
Rev. Bich Thy (Betty) Nguyen, Mulitcultual Advocacy and Ministries Developer
Resources from the Commission on Religion and Race
6 Ways White People Can Observe Juneteenth
“Expanding the Table” — New GCORR Podcast on Practicing Anti-Racism
Episode 1: Racism, Police Reform, and Faith
Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site 2021 Heart Mountain Virtual Pilgrimage
1921 Tusla Race Massacre
Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
UMC: Rethink Church with Rev. Stephen Handy
Public Broadcasting Network with Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
- Adrian Miller is a food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Miller was a guest speaker at Be3 Dinner Church of our Conference and was recently referenced in the June 2021 edition of the Food Network Magazine teaching that "The definitive Juneteenth trinity is barbecue, watermelon, and a red drink." This reminds us how food, culture, and history are tightly woven together. Please read more about this important history HERE
Mass Grace of Indigenous Children
While this mass grave is in Canada, it is important for us as people living in the United States to recognize that this is not something "over there" but that it is part of our joint history of colonialism and white supremacy.