Resisting Racism: A Required Diversity Training for AWF Clergy

It is oftentimes an eye-opening, embarrassing, and/or troubling moment when a person realizes they have offended someone with a racist comment or action. Situations like this are often the result of a lack of awareness.

In an effort to address and reduce the number of occurrences of unintentional and intentional racism within the Alabama-West Florida Conference, Bishop Graves is requiring all full-time appointed clergy and those part-time clergy whose schedules will allow to attend one of the three mandatory diversity trainings being offered throughout our Annual Conference in the month of September. At these trainings, clergy experts on this subject from outside of our Annual Conference will be equipping our clergy with the tools and knowledge needed to resist all forms of racism in their church and community.

“If we are going to move forward as a Church, in society and in our communities, we must all come to the table not just for conversation but transformation. Transformation begins with each of us. It has been conversations with people from all walks of life that has changed me. I am still a work in progress and look forward to seeing each of you at one of these trainings.” – Bishop David Graves

All trainings will be 9 am – 3 pm. The cost is $15. Deadline to register for this required training is Friday, September 6, 2019.

These events are intended for AWFC Clergy only. 

*First Name
*Last Name
*Please select the session you will attend.

All events are from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 12- St. James UMC, Montgomery ($15)
Tuesday, September 24- Marianna First UMC, Marianna ($15)
Thursday, September 26- Christ UMC, Mobile ($15)

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Celeste Eubanks at  

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