While Women’s History Month has been recognized and celebrated since March 1987, it has not always been equitable in that recognition and celebration. For women of color, systemic racism in the United States—and around the world—has restricted the full participation of women of color in political, social, and even church life.
Yet, these sisters of color, particularly those in the Methodist Christian diaspora, continue to break racial, cultural, and gender barriers and champion a more open table to work with and serve God through church and society.
During this month, the General Commission on Religion and Race invites you to honor faithful women of color worldwide who have stared down racism and sexism to model Christian love, justice-making, and service to transform the world.
Some ideas for this month include:
- Worship and church school
- Mission, outreach, and advocacy
- A Litany of Thanks for Women of Color Leaders