EDI toolkit modules

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.

Please do get in touch if you see anything that you think needs revising. You could do this by contacting equality&diversity@methodistchurch.org.uk

There are seven main modules. Module 1.2, the Theological Underpinning, is crucial to understanding the Toolkit as a whole.

The Toolkit can be downloaded below.



module11 Module 1.1: Introduction to EDI (Pdf) 

module12 Module 1.2: Theological Underpinning (Pdf) 

module13 Module 1.3: The Law (Pdf) 

module14 Module 1.4: Unconscious Bias (Pdf)

Equality themes

module2 Module 2: Age (Pdf) 

module3 Module 3: Economic Justice (Pdf) 

module4 Module 4: Disability and Impairment (Pdf)

module51 Module 5.1: Sex and Gender (Pdf) 

module52 Module 5.2: Including Transgender, Intersex and Other Gender-diverse People in Church Life (Pdf) 

module6 Module 6: Ethnicity (Pdf) 

module71 Module 7.1: Sexual Orientation (Pdf) 


Additional Materials

For Module 1

For Module 3

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

For Module 5

  • Practice guidelines to support the report ‘Domestic Abuse and the Methodist Church… Taking Action’ (PDF)

For Module 6

For Module 7.1


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