The Western Methodist Justice Movement has written two resolutions for use in the June 2017 Annual Conference sessions in the Western Juristiction. These are in response to the Judicial Council ruling and the upcoming special called General Conference in 2019.
The resolutions are available for download in two formats: DOCX for recent versions of Microsoft Word and DOC for older versions. You will need to modify them for the format needs of your Annual Conference, and then read your Conference Journal for the rules regarding bringing items to the conference for consideration after the published deadline for petitions.
Read more: 2017 Suggested Annual Conference Resolutions
Category: Documented By Love
Documented By Love
is an Action Network working on issues related to documentation of immigrants, Sanctuary churches; educating ourselves, our churches, Annual Conferences and Jurisdiction on issues; providing resources.
We are reminded that the immigrant deportation in the USA is NOT a new problem. The Director of CAUSA in Salem, OR, commented that Trump is just carrying out Obama's policies but using much more vitriolic language. OK, it got my attention, and I have learned much from our work together.
We have three things to offer in this May-June WMJM Newsletter:
1) Join our NETWORK 4th Tuesdays, 9 am PST;
2) Celebrate INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE DAY on June 20 (worship resources on PDF below);
3) Ideas for workshops for your AC or area.
Read more: Newsletter: Documented by Love - May-June, 2017
The Monthly Newsletter of the Western Methodist Justice Movement
Rise Up! Conference Boosts Movement Building
"There is an empathy deficit in this country," said Bishop Karen Oliveto, as she addressed over 150 attendees from 17 Annual Conferences and 20 ethnicities attending the "Rise Up!" conference sponsored by the Western Methodist Justice Movement held in Portland over Presidents Day weekend. Bishop Karen is the newly-elected bishop of the Western Jurisdiction and serves the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area (Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and one church in Idaho). In her keynote sermon, she went on to describe how groups are triangulated against one another, defining who's in and who's out, building walls to keep others out, and thus "othering" those who are different. More...
Read more: Newsletter: WMJM Justice Seeker, April, 2017