In the wake of the 2019 United Methodist General Conference, I want to share some common patterns and feelings that you may recognize in yourself or others, as well as some suggestions for healthy ways to channel energy.
Tag Archives | conflict
by Dan Hotchkiss on April 8, 2019
It’s fine to say, “We’re one big family. We agree to disagree.” But when the disagreement is about a matter of fundamental principle, such as who can be recognized as a full member of the family, it’s not so simple.
by Lawrence Peers on February 25, 2019
Can we find ways to call ourselves back to constructive ways of managing our differences?
by David Brubaker on February 4, 2019
If we are to successfully overcome polarization, we must first look deeply into its roots.
by David Brubaker on December 10, 2018
Economic inequality has increased, even inside congregations.
by Lawrence Peers on March 24, 2018
In a time when polarized opinions are rampant and vigorously defended on social and other media, we need to intentionally invite each other to show up at congregational meetings with more than our opinions.
by David Brubaker on March 12, 2018
Congregations that started a “new community outreach” in the previous five years were much less likely to report a significant conflict than similar congregations that did not.