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Conversation about inclusion/exclusion and Holy Conferencing

April, 2017

Outside the plenary session of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida, supporters of full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the life of the church hold a silent vigil as delegates and visitors leave an April 26 session. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Outside the plenary session of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida, supporters of full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the life of the church hold a silent vigil as delegates and visitors leave an April 26 session.

by Art McClanahan
April 27, 2012

Sue Laurie described the witness that took place in the rotunda of the Tampa Convention Center following the Thursday night session of the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. She also reflected upon the pain experienced as a result of exclusive experiences at some of the sections of Holy Conferencing. After silence the witnesses were “singing for our lives.”