Snippets and Sound Bites from Jurisdictional Conferences

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correction of name

Let's get the correct name of Young Jin Cho of the SEJ in the record here.

Elinor Wolf; Virginia,SEJ more than 4 years ago

Death Sunami

The whole of Bishop Gwinn's message was one of Hope and New beginnings in the face of many UMC challenges including the "death tsunami".

Allen Newton more than 4 years ago

SEJ

In regards to your questions about Young Jin Cho, whose name you butchered, the Jurisdictional Episcopacy Committee voted unanimously to ignore the restriction and to send him to Virginia, and the entire body affirmed this and all these assignments in a vote late Thursday evening.

Revgraysox more than 4 years ago

Notable Quotes


"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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