Connectional Table to host human sexuality live stream
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2014
The Connectional Table to host human sexuality live stream event Nov. 1
Seeking input and questions from United Methodists
Chicago, Ill.: The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force is hosting the second of three live stream events on Saturday, November 1 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Central Time. The Connectional Table is a 59-member body which is responsible for guiding the vision, mission and ministries of The United Methodist Church.
The panelists participating in the live stream are members of the Council of Bishops who contributed to the book Finding Our Way: Love and Law in The United Methodist Church, as well as the Editor and President of United Methodist Publishing House.
Confirmed participants include: Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Bishop Michael J. Lowry, Bishop John K. Yambasu and Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, and Neil Alexander.
They will be discussing their perspectives on human sexuality based upon their chapter in the book. Viewers are encouraged to read the book prior to the live stream discussion. United Methodist leaders are also encouraged to gather church members for viewing and joining the discussion on Saturday morning. Additional resources to support the discussion can be found at http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/human-sexuality-homosexuality.
United Methodists who would like to participate in this discussion are encouraged to create a YouTube video explaining a personal story that pertains to unity and/or human sexuality and pose a question about Finding Our Way to one of the bishops or the editor. Videos must be no longer than 2-3 minutes. Tag the video using #cttalks and email a link to email@example.com prior to Friday, October 17, 2014. Three videos will be selected and shown at the event.
Additionally, participants may ask questions about the book via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #cttalks during the live stream on November 1 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Central Time. The panel will answer relevant questions from these platforms.
To view the live stream, go to http://umc.org/connectional-table-webcast on the day of the event.
Members of the Connectional Table hope these events will foster ongoing dialogue to provide an opportunity for them to listen and consider varying theological perspectives, as well as to create an ongoing conversation in the wider church.