EDI Toolkit

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


Equality themes

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


Additional Materials

For Module 3

  • Truth and Lies about Poverty, Report ( PDF)
  • Truth and Lies about Poverty, Study Guide ( PDF)

For Module 4

  • Made in God's Image, Bible study series (Word) (PDF)

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)

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