Within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference (IGRC), there are a variety of committees and commissions which seek to further the work of the conference and serve as a resource for clergy, laity and the communities they serve. The Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) is one such group.
The purpose of the group is to bring about full and equal participation of the racial and ethnic constituencies in the Conference. In recognition of this work and the changing climate in our communities and in our nation, CORR has hosted events preceding the 2017 and 2018 IGRC Annual Conferences. Such events were designed to help church and communities begin conversations and expand their relationships so that they can collectively move forward in respect, purpose, and hope.
Since that time, CORR has extended opportunities for each district to provide training to its clergy and other interested individuals in how best to move the church forward as it relates to religion and race. To date, nearly half the districts have hosted or have plans to offer workshops. If you'd like to learn more about these opportunities, please contact CORR chair, Rev. Gifty Smith.