Seeing Through Another's Eyes


In light of recent events surrounding justice, accountability and race relations, Bishop Leonard Fairley asked the chairpersons of the conference SBC21 and Religion & Race teams to spearhead ongoing dialogue within the Kentucky Conference to share and care for one another around this sensitive issue.
The team, working with the theme Do You See What I See? How Race Relations Cause Us to See Things Differently, will offer a multi-week Bible study, worship elements and resources to help facilitate conversations, to name a few. 

In addition to Rev. Goodwin's testimony (shared below), the SBC21 and Religion & Race teams would like to ask you to share your testimonies of pain and hope; joy and tears; justice and accountability around this issue of race and reconciliation in America and the United Methodist Church.  Although you may be sharing a difficult time in your life or the life of the church, please try to share your testimony through the vision and spiritual eye of God.
Please keep your testimony to 750 or fewer words and email it to



Shining the Light on Race Relations

Webinar Recorded September 26, 2020

Presented by SBC21

2021 Black History Month Videos 

Feb. 7 - Rev. Dr. Kathy O. Goodwin

Feb. 14 - Mrs. Jan Brown-Thompson

Feb. 21 - Rev. Steve Traynham

Feb. 28 - Mrs. Jonna L. Carter


Do You See What I See: Online Resources

Webinar Recorded July 25, 2020


Do You See What I See: A dialogue on church and race

Written Follow-Up Story July 25, 2020

Do You See What I See: How Race Relations Cause Us to See Things Differently

Webinar Recorded July 25, 2020

In wake of unrest, Conference planning series of events this summer

Conference Story posted June 10, 2020

United Methodist Bishops: Act now to end racism and white supremacy

Statement from the Council of Bishops June 8, 2020

A Pastoral Letter to United Methodists of the Southeastern Jurisdiction

A letter posted June 5, 2020

GBHEM's Statement of Prayer and Solidarity

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Statement from June 5, 2020


Do You See What I See? A Testimonial on Religion and Race

Testimonial from Rev.Dr. Kathy Goodwin, Chair of SBC21 from June 3, 2020

A Statement on the Recent Violence in the Kentucky Conference

Bishop Fairley's Statement from May 30, 2020