About This Course
We ask each Methodist to commit to life-long learning about the rich diversity of human life as part of our discipleship in following Jesus Christ. We do not want this course to be a tick box activity. Instead, we hope we can stay open to what we have yet to learn, so we can continue to develop as Methodists.
This course may take you a few hours to complete depending on your pace of study - you do not have to do it all in one go. You can work through the material as and when you can, clicking on any blue links that are of interest if you would like to look at those in more detail. In order to complete the course, you will need to work your way through all the material, watch all the videos (make sure they play to the end), and answer all the multiple-choice questions within the sections. If you do not get them right, you can repeat them. There will also be opportunities to reflect on the material with some questions asking for you to type answers. While nobody will be checking your responses, we hope you will make use of the chance to think about the impact of this course, so that we can all make changes.
Some of us are more likely to experience prejudice and discrimination than others. If it makes sense for you to stop this training at any point, please do so and speak with your minister or Learning Network officer about how you can undertake this training in a more supported environment.
Case studies and stories play a central role in this course as they show real experiences, both positive and negative. The stories demonstrate how issues arise through different people’s life experiences. They help us to understand the pain of isolation, patterns of exclusion and inclusion, oppression, discrimination, joy, hope and fear. By sharing these case studies, we hope to encourage reflection, understanding and change on everyone’s part. Above all, we hope that by listening to one another, including those of us who are sometimes unheard or marginalised, we will all have our own prejudices challenged. This can help us all in the ongoing journey where we are still being changed into God’s likeness.
This version of the course is in English. If you would benefit from taking the course in Welsh please go to Cydraddoldeb, Amrywiaeth a Chynhwysiant, Cwrs sylfaen and enrol in that version instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
“How do I enrol in this EDI course?”
Use the ‘Enroll’ button at the top of this page. If you already have a MCBX (or a TheologyX) account you can log in using the same details to connect this course to your MCBX dashboard. From your Dashboard you can then begin the course by clicking the ‘view course’ button.
"I don't have an MCBX account can I still enrol?"
If you do not yet have an MCBX account (or previously an account on TheologyX) you can create an account today for the first time. As soon as you click ‘Enroll’ for this course you will be redirected to the account creation or the sign in options. If you create an account, please check your inbox for the activation verification email which confirms the existence of your email address and that you have not made a typo while entering your details. Please note that 'usernames' must be unique and cannot contain spaces try using underscore (_) or dash (-) or your name without spaces.
"The account creation process for MCBX says my email address is already in use but I don't remember the password"
More details is available for this question on the FAQs page. Your email address will be part of the wider database on one of the sister sites of MCBX. Try going to TheologyX and requesting your password reset email from there before returning to MCBX once you have reset your password. If it still doesn't recognise you immediately, wait 10 minutes for the system to catch up with the change and then try logging in to MCBX again with the new password.
Why won’t it let me progress to the next stage of the course?
Please ensure that you’ve watched all the videos right to the end, scrolled to the bottom of the pages, opened any links to additional resources and answered all the questions on a page.
I'm already enrolled in this course, but I keep getting back to this page, how do I find my course again?"
You can return to the course from your dashboard if you are signed in to MCBX, or you can click the 'go to course' button at the top of this page. If the button currently reads as 'enroll' but need to log in to your MCBX account first.