The Racial Healing Institute


The Racial Healing Institute is designed to give clergy and laity of the Charleston District of the United Methodist Church the opportunity to delve deeper into the issue of racism, racial bias and negative identity. The goal is for participants to come away from the institute with empathy and a path towards self-improvement when it comes to recognizing and handling issues of racism.

Theme: "From Awareness to Action" (with a by-product of building/deepening relationships)

Schedule: 7 months with 2 meetings per month:

  • 1st meeting will focus on the reading of the book “Holding Up Your Corner.”

  • 2nd meeting will be an immersion experience of a site related to slavery, racism, or racial injustice.

 Locations: Wesley UMC Ladson, North Charleston UMC, & Immersion Experiences

Times:   Sundays from 4pm - 6pm, potluck dinner (unless otherwise note)

Participants: Clergy and Laity of churches in the Charleston District of the United Methodist Church.  Persons who sign up will be part of a cohort of participants expected to participate in the entire institute throughout the 7-month experience.