“For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
The Commission on Pathways of Healing and Reconciliation was established by the Governing Board to help MCC address racism and other issues that were highlighted during and after General Conference 2016.
We want to hear your stories.
The Commission has established three different pathways so that anyone in MCC can share their personal experience of racism or other issues within MCC. These pathways will be open throughout July.
You may choose to:
1 – Complete a short survey, which will provide a snapshot of what MCC is doing locally and as a denomination to address racism
2 – Submit your written or video testimony of your personal experience of racism or other issues within MCC
To Submit a Testimony:
3 – Make an appointment to speak with a listener and share your story. This will be recorded, with your consent, and also submitted to the Commission for its work. We have listeners in different countries from Colombia to Australia, from a variety of backgrounds and who speak different languages. You will be able to choose who you talk with.
To Schedule a Listening Session:
The Commissioners want to hear from as many people as possible around the world. Your story is important to us, so please consider using one or more of the pathways. We need your input to help us to really understand the current reality in MCC and what needs to be done for MCC to fully live into its core values of inclusion, community, spiritual transformation and justice. We will look for themes across the stories that you share with us in order to make recommendations to the Governing Board for deep and lasting change in MCC. Through working together, we will become more racially equitable, diverse and inclusive, making MCC truly “ a house of prayer for all peoples”.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, MCC Detroit, USA (Co-Chair)
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, Moderator UFMCC (Co-Chair)
Rev. Cathy Alexander, MCC Staff
Mr. Kedric Brown, Resurrection MCC, Houston TX, USA
Ms. Clare Coughlin, Governing Board UFMCC
Mr. Juan Garcia, MCC of Washington DC, USA
Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw, MCC Tampa, USA
Mr. Richard Norman, Good Hope MCC, South Africa
Ms. Ivana Warwick, ICM Sao Paulo, Brazil
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks