Convocation speaker offers 'outsider' perspective on Cal-Nevada Conference
Sometimes it is helpful, one member of clergy noted, to get a perspective on our Conference from someone outside. “We may take it for granted,” he wrote.
The author of that statement had come across an article posted on a Beliefnet & Sojourners site by Diana Butler Bass, the keynote speaker at the Bishop’s Convocation of All Clergy in November. On the “God’s Politics” blog at http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/diversity-in-practicenot-just.html, Bass wrote:
“By creating global community in a room on the shores of
“I am sure that good Methodists of the California-Nevada Conference will demur, saying how far they have to go and how imperfectly they practice diversity,” she prefaced. “But 40 years is a pretty short time to go from a fractured community fearful of race toward the room I experienced at
Link here to read Bass’s complete article, “Diversity as Christian Practice – Not Just a Church Program,” about her experience at the Bishop’s Convocation. Beliefnet & Sojourners granted permission to the Instant Connection to quote from, and link to, the article.