Can Youth Stop Bullying without Committing Social Suicide?



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I heard a story about some 5th grade boys surrounding a 3rd grader named Billy. Another 5th grade boy came up, put his arm around Billy and said, "Billy, come with me. I want to show you something" And he led Billy away. That's one of many nonviolent responses possible. Victims are often persons who are different and who are rejected. As Jesus reached out those in disfavor in "polite" society, so can Christian youth befriend victims of bullying and bring them into their group.

Howard Hallman more than 4 years ago

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Bishop Laurie Haller delivers the Episcopal Address at the 2017 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.“Are you modeling the love of Christ to everyone who walks through the doors of your churches? What are you doing outside your buildings for the people most in need in your communities, the state of Iowa, and this world? Are all of your many activities making a difference? Where’s your runway?”

– Bishop Laurie Haller in her first episcopal address to the Iowa Annual Conference.

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