Patricia Miller (Executive Director of the Confessing Movement) and Matt Berryman (former Executive Director of Reconciling Ministries Network) talk about their friendship and their experiences serving together on the Commission.
Commission members Mazvita Machinga (laity, Zimbabwe East Conference), David Field (laity, Swiss Conference) and Myungrae Kim Lee (laity, New York Conference) share their thoughts about the work of the Commission.
A Parable for Today featuring Commission consultant Gil Rendle, who shares a story that illustrates the difference between positions and interests. When we are able to move from holding onto our positions to seeking to understand each other’s underlying interests, we are better able to move forward together.
Gil Rendle gives an overview of the Purpose, Principles and Importance of the work of the Commission. This video was recorded during the final Commission meeting in May 2018. The video gives an in-depth theological and technical overview of the work done by the Commission that helps to frame the task given to the delegates to the February 2019 General Conference.
Bishop Grant Hagiya, a member of the Commission, shares reflections on the book Anatomy of Peace. Bishop Hagiya explains why the principles of this book can help us make a fundamental shift to allowing spaces where people can have open and honest dialogue with one another.
Commission members Donna Pritchard (clergy, Oregon-Idaho Conference), Tom Salsgiver (clergy, Susquehanna Conference) and Leah Taylor (laity, Texas Conference) share reflections on their work, the value of connection and the relationships they formed during their time together.
Bishops Sandra Steiner Ball, David Yemba and Ken Carter share an overview of their role as moderators for the Commission and how service was one of their primary focuses.
Jasmine Smothers, Julie Hager Love and Tom Berlin are Commission members who are also clergy serving in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. They reflect on their experience and their hopes for the future of the United Methodist Church.
Helen Cunanan (clergy, Pampango Philippines Conference) and Dave Nuckols (laity, Minnesota Conference) share their experiences from different places in the world.
Bishops Gregory Palmer and Robert Schnase talk about how the work of the Commission points to the larger mission of The United Methodist Church.