Commission on a Way Forward Prepares for Critical Meeting in Berlin

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No more meetings!

I do get global church. I don't think they should have been traveling in the first place. The cost was one of my first objections.

We took a hurricane last year and 10 days with no power, an natural disaster. Our people are broke. Those who do have a job work for the National Park Service which own the island. If there's a shutdown, they're the first to close. We are still raising money and paying apportionment.

It looks awful for handpicked elites to jet off to Germany (all in the name of being fair and global) while people like my congregation (with it's share of gay members) struggles financially, while hurricanes destroy islands, while churches try to be churches.

We need to deal with the issue. No more meetings.

Richard L. Bryant more than 4 years ago

Meeting

They are charged with coming up with a proposal to resolve a very serious problem within The UMC. Can't do that without meetings. If it was up to me I would lock them in a room until they came out with their proposal.

Kevin more than 4 years ago

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Jim Winkler, general secretary, National Council of Churches USA (NCC Photo)"Public and sometimes violent acts of racism, white Christian nationalism, anti-immigrant attitudes and xenophobia, along with rising incidents of anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim and other forms of religious bigotry sometimes committed in the name of Christianity, have created an urgency for the churches and the broader culture to recognize the imperative of interreligious engagement for peace-making locally, nationally, and globally."

– United Methodist layman Jim Winkler, top executive of the National Council of Churches USA, in a speech to  International Religious Freedom and Peace Conference in Armenia.

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