Where Are the Young Adult Voices in the Call to Action

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It should be noted that the legislation was not written by the IOT, but by the CT legislative taskforce, after a full debate by the CT. The three young adults on the CT were vocal in that debate, and the separate presence of the Division of Youth and Young Adults in the legislation is a direct product of their input. No one is claiming that the legislation is perfect as submitted, and our efforts are ongoing to produce a better vision for the General Church mission apparatus before we arrive at Tampa. Thanks for your thoughtful comments and help in doing that. Jay Brim, Chair, Legislative Taskforce, CT

Jay Brim more than 5 years ago

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"Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and buttress it as often as it moves them to abandon it. But pressure also causes pain and fear; and when those under pressure find these things difficult to bear, they’ll sometimes use any means possible to make the pressure and the pain go away. They feel unsafe, threatened, put upon, and so they react by deploying the soft violence of the law or the harder violence of the aggressive and speech-denying protest. Both moves are common enough in our élite universities now, as is their support by the powers that be. Tolerance for intellectual pain is less than it was. So is tolerance for argument."

– Paul Griffiths, former professor of Catholic theology at United Methodist-related Duke University Divinity School, in an article for Commonweal magazine on why he resigned over a recent conflict with a colleague related to racism training.


   

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