2017 Suggested Annual Conference Resolutions

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.

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Newsletter: In The News (Summer, 2017)

Nuclear Weapons Treaty

On July 7, more than 120 of the United Nations' 192 member countries signed an agreement banning nuclear weapons, despite boycotts from all nine of the world's nuclear-armed countries. Read More

California Sanctuary Bill

SB-54 has passed the Senate and is now in the Assembly. It would – among other things – prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes. Read the bill.

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Support Outreach Work in Africa

 Outreach in Africa by LYNC and ICON
ICON is a unique education program that aims to bring the world together through service and music. The combination of international travel, service learning, leadership development and performing arts offers students an unparalleled experience and a pathway to make a difference in the world, one community at a time. In partnership with the Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC) hospitality committee and San Francisco State University, ICON will visit and perform in South Africa and Zimbabwe (Africa University, United Theological Seminary Zimbabwe etc…) as peaceful ambassadors to strengthen existing partnerships and establish new relationships, in an effort to bridge the gap between progressives and conservatives through music. The hope is that some joint nonpolitical music will bring enough healing to both sides of the debate to have honest discussions about how we can move forward as global connectional church. An offering was taken to fund the cost of the trip at the concert Sunday afternoon at the Rise Up! Conference.

You can designate your gift "ICON choir" or  "LYNC International Hospitality" in the field, "Add a message to Cal-Pac MFSA."

You are invited to contribute to outreach and organizing work in Africa by the Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC).  At the WMJM website, you can donate to WMJM with a note designating your gift for LYNC. Donate with this button:

 

Newsletter: In The Know, Summer, 2017

A Year of Tragic AnniversariesAnniversariesGraphic

2017 is a highly notable year for the Palestinian people, for all the wrong reasons. This year marks four historic anniversaries that no one who cares about Palestinian human rights will be celebrating... [More]

Documented by LoveDACA200

...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...

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Methodist, but not Methodist Enough

by Albert Lounge

One thing that we all take pride in as United Methodists is the global connection, where mutuality in mission and service is at the centre of our ministries. Embracing diversity is proving to be a difficult task, not because it’s impossible, but because we overlook the basics and focus on our limited understanding of the other. Political and cultural systems has taught us to be defensive of perceived commonalities, without necessarily questioning how it affects others.

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