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Pastor Debbie's E-Devotion - February 22, 2018

There has been a lot of conversation over the last year (or more) about gun violence and gun control. It seems there is even greater sensitivity since the Parkland shooting where we are now hearing from the students who were there.

A lot of people have said a lot of things. To be sure, we are of varying minds even within our church. With all the voices out there, and the various ways of interpreting scriptures, one might wonder what the church says. Some churches say they don't go into political issues. We aren't one of those churches.

 

In fact, for a long time, United Methodists have been very outspoken on societal (aka political) issues. We are the only religious institution with a building on capital hill. It is home to the General Board of Church and Society, where we have church representatives who lobby on all kinds of issues (from domestic violence, to immigration, to war). Not all United Methodists in the pews support each and every stance of the General Board, but the General Board represents the stance agreed upon by the General Conference (our annual meeting of delegates representing our churches around the world).

 

 

 

If you would find it helpful to have a conversation about any of these topics, including the particular stance of the UMC, please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a time for a conversation.

 

 

In Christ,
Pastor Debbie

 

 

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