The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit is designed to support the discipleship and mission of the Methodist Church and enrich the life of the Church. The toolkit seeks to equip Methodists to go beyond legal compliance, being based on the principle that all humankind is made in God's image, and therefore worthy of dignity and respect.
Case studies and stories play a central role in the toolkit as they evidence real experiences, positive and negative. The stories demonstrate how issues arise through different people's life experiences. They help us to understand the pain of isolation, patterns of exclusion and inclusion, oppression, discrimination, joy, hope and fear.
There are seven main modules, two enrichment modules and, importantly, the Theological Underpinning for Equality Diversity and Inclusion.
The Toolkit can be downloaded below.
Module 1.1 Introduction to EDI (Word)
Module 1.2 Theological Underpinning (Word)
Module 1.3 The Law (Word)
Module 2 Age (Word)
Module 3 Class and Economic Justice (Word)
Module 4 Disability and Impairment (Word)
Module 5 Gender (Word)
Module 6 Race (Word)
Module 7.1 Sexual Orientation (Word)
Module 7.2 Welcoming Same Sex Couples and their Families (Word)
For Module 3
For Module 4
For Module 5
- Practice guidelines when working with issues of Domestic Abuse ( PDF)
For Module 7.1
- Living with Contradictory Convictions worship resource ( PDF)
- Homophobia: definition and guidance ( PDF)