Pathways Reopen! We want to hear your story.

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Pathways Reopen

Caminhos Reabertos

Reapertura de Caminos

“For my house shall be called a house of prayer
    for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7)
The Commission on Pathways of Healing and Reconciliation was established to address racism and other issues that were highlighted during and after General Conference 2016. In July, we invited members of MCC to share their stories of hurt or harm surrounding racism through three different pathways. We are pleased to announce we are reopening these pathways during the month of February. 

We want to hear your stories.

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. 2022 Survey
  2. Submit your written or video testimony of your personal experience of racism or other issues within MCC. 2022 Submit 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 Brazil to South Africa, from a variety of backgrounds and who speak different languages. You will be able to choose who you talk with. 2022 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.
When the pathways were closed last September, we compiled similar themes across the stories that were shared with us and shared them in our interim report. We recognize that in many cultures, the main challenge to equity is not racial, but based upon concerns of privilege and class differences.
In many MCC churches, equity is also challenged by a dominant gender (example: women in a male-dominated congregation). If you have comments or experiences dealing with class or gender bias, we encourage you to share those thoughts as well. Through working together, we will become more racially equitable, diverse and inclusive, making MCC truly “a house of prayer for all peoples”.
For more information on the work of the Commission, please follow this link:
With Appreciation!

The Commission on the Pathway of Healing and Reconciliation

Commission on Pathways to Healing Members

Webinars da Comissão

Seminarios web de la Comisión

Commission Webinars

Brazil webinar: English and Portuguese – Inglês e Português
English Spanish webinar: Inglés y Español
European / English Webinar: Seminario web de inglés europeo