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Justice, Dignity and Solidarity

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The Methodist Church in Lincolnshire is committed to becoming a church which:

  • is free from all forms of discrimination
  • celebrates the rich diversity of humanity and recognises that allpeople are made in the image of God
  • has structures and processes which allow everyone to participate fully
  • has a leadership which reflects the diversity of our membership
  • offers safe spaces for the general public, and for members, to meet with a diversity of people, while still being honestly themselves
  • ensures that its leaders are trained to understand issues of diversity and exclusion
  • listens to, takes seriously, and acts upon any reports of discrimination or prejudice


The Methodist Conference of 2021 adopted a new strategy to achieve these aims, to enable us to become a church that prioritises justiceand dignityfor all and which stands in active solidaritywith all who have been excluded.

The Strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity is outlined in this User Guide. You can also visit the Inclusive Methodist Church pages of the Connexional website for more details, resources and training opportunities. Alternatively, you can read the full strategy.

Do you have an experience of discrimination, or being made to feel that you do not belong, within the Methodist Church in Lincolnshire?

Would you like to share your story? Or does action need to be taken to address the situation?

Would you like to get involved in working to ensure everyone experiences justice, dignity and solidarity within the Methodist Church in Lincolnshire?

Contact Stuart Watkin, Eastern Region Learning Network EDI Officer, watkins@methodistchurch.org.uk

Lincolnshire Methodist District

Charity Number 1134228

72a Newark Road
Lincoln
LN5 8PY

01522 370126

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