Way Forward videos to prepare for General Conference in 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Commission on a Way Forward is offering several videos that document the experiences, hopes, dreams, concerns, approach, and learnings of the 32-member Commission, which recently completed its report that will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The purpose of the videos is to give viewers “a sense of how the Commission built relationship and community, how it developed and worked to maintain hearts of peace as we accomplished our work, and how the Commission developed the plans that the church will see in its report,” said the Commission moderators Bishops Ken Carter, Sandra Steiner Ball and David Yemba.  

“We hope that you will take these gifts and use them to prepare for the upcoming General Conference.  We hope that you will listen deeply for God’s voice and wisdom in the midst of our words.  We hope that you will get a sense that this work is not and will not be easy, but that we have a choice of approaching our work with either a heart of war or a heart of peace,” said the moderators in a letter accompanying the videos.

The moderators said they hoped the delegates to the 2019 General Conference will be inspired and motivated to intentionally choose to prepare and to act and respond to General Conference with a heart of peace.  “We have learned that this makes all the difference in how we treat one another and therefore listen to one another.”

Click here to read the full letter of from the moderators.

Click here for the first videos released the week of June 18. The video information for the week of June 25 is below.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      
June 26, 2018

Commission on a Way Forward offers more video resources for 2019 General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – In its continued efforts to inform The United Methodist Church on its processes and work, the Commission on a Way Forward is releasing four more videos this week that document the experiences, hopes, dreams, concerns, approach, and learnings of the 32-member Commission.

The videos released today are:

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2018

The videos released today are:

 

About the Commission: The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward was appointed by the Council of Bishops to assist the bishops in their charge from the 2016 General Conference to lead the church forward amid the present impasse related to LGBTQ inclusion and resulting questions about the unity of the church.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga
Director of Communications – Council of Bishops
mmulenga@umc-cob.org
202-748-5172

 

 

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