The Commission on Religion and Race focuses on bringing about full and equal participation of the racial and ethnic constituencies in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. The commission carries out its work through advocacy of the issues and by reviewing and monitoring the practices of the denomination.
IGRC’s Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) works with both the Jurisdictional and General Commissions to carry out its work. The mission of all is to “build the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Throughout the year, CORR provides opportunities for conversation and training. Among its offerings are retreats for ethnic clergy and spouses as well as festivals to help churches and communities celebrate their rich heritage. Members of the Commission are active in other constituent groups that hold the same vision for fostering strength and conversations in our communities and our churches.
Bradley Watkins II
NCJCORR Rep: Pam Hammond-McDavid