Guidance and Reports

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Theological Underpinning

The Methodist Church EDI Theological Underpinning can be found here, together with a link to the EDI Toolkit, which contains resources for theological reflection.

Towards an Inclusive Church is the key Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme.

The 2010 the report by the same name describes a vision and direction of travel of the life and work, worship and mission of the Methodist Church 2010 Conference Report: Towards an Inclusive Church.   

Definition and Guidance on Homophobia

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee produced guidance about Homophobia in response to the resolutions of the Conference in 2014 concerning marriage and relationships. The definition was adopted by The Methodist Conference in 2016. Further information of the guidance, and the guidance itself can be found here.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

A range of materials which explore the theme for 2017, How Can Life Go on? The resources are designed to be integrated into 'regular' worship or combined to create a special commemorative service  here.

Racial Justice Sunday

Download resources for Racial Justice Sunday, 12th February 2017 here.

This year's material has been produced by Scott Boldt in partnership with EMBRACE, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It provides an introduction to the issue of racism, group work, suggestions on how to respond, an order of service, plus an appendix providing a wealth of extra resources relating to racial justice.

Talking of Marriage and Relationships

This page was prepared to support the Church's reflections and discussions on marriage and relationships from 2014-2016.  The information and links on this page continue to be valuable resources in Church life and can be found  here.

Other reports to the Methodist Conference and Methodist Council

Conference Report 2010 15. "Racism is a Denial of the Gospel": Notice of Motion 203 (2009)

MC1245 Equality and Diversity Report  Methodist Council March 2012

MC128 Equality and Diversity Paper   Methodist Council January 2012


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