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Human Relations Day

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January 16, 2011: This Special Sunday celebrates the connectional work of United Methodist Churches. It supports Community Developers and United Methodist Voluntary Service (UMVS), both of which are Global Ministries programs, and the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program administered by the General Board of Church and Society.


The United Methodist Book of Discipline describes the purpose of Human Relations Day as a call to "the Church to recognize the right of all God's children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with each other."


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Human Relations Day ResourcesOffsite Resources
Resources you can use to celebrate Human Relations Day.


Martin Luther KingDrew University: Online Exhibit Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This online archive offers audio and text versions of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, articles, documents, and photographs.

Global PraiseSing the World Round!

by Rev. Debra Tyree, Global Praise
1/13/09: United Methodists celebrate Human Relations Day just before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, weaving together Dr. King’s desire for and belief in the “beloved community.”

JustUs Youth GroupJustUs Youth Group Leads 9/11 Worship Service in New York City

Global Ministries
A group of young people led worship at Global Ministries in New York City on September 11, 2007.

Youth are empowered by several Global Ministries programs 'Just Us Youth' Return from South Africa Empowered by Human Relations Day

"It's so cool to learn," said 22-year old Nichol Luebrun when she returned from the United Methodist Global Young People's Convocation in Johannesburg.