Ethnic Youth Summit to offer space for cross-cultural engagement

January 13, 2017
Submitted by Andy Millman
Young People's Ministry Developer & Mission & Ministry Projects Coordinator


As we live into the challenges that 2017 brings to our communities, churches, and world, many United Methodists have been left asking, “Now what?” Many are asking how we can take our quadrennial theme of “Living Into Beloved Community” seriously while living in a country that still struggles with racism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry.

In response, the Commission on Religion and Race and Conference Council on Youth Ministries of the Rocky Mountain Conference have joined together to host “I Am: Living in a Multicultural World with More than One Identity”, a one-day event for youth of color in the RMC that will provide space to dig into these topics. There will be large keynote sessions with the whole group, breakout sessions and workshops focusing on specific issues that impact communities of color, and opportunities for cross-cultural engagement.

The event will take place Saturday, March 11 at Park Hill United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado, with the opportunity to stay overnight and worship with a community of faith different than your own on Sunday morning. If you or someone in your congregation is interested in receiving more information about this event, please email youngpeople@rmcumc.com or go to http://www.rmcumc.org/youth.