Started by Richard Johnson, August 19, 2011, 10:06:38 AM
Quote from: Erma S. Wolf on August 19, 2011, 12:35:54 PM Probably didn't know who he was.
Quote from: Richard Johnson on August 19, 2011, 10:06:38 AMResolved, that the . . Church Council be asked to consider designation of one day each year for 'Stand for Welcome Sunday' . . . etc etc.
Quote from: LutherMan on August 19, 2011, 11:29:11 PMThis was the most boring ELCA CWA ever.
Quote from: Richard Johnson on August 19, 2011, 10:06:38 AMFriday morning plenaryA motion regarding immigration was presented:Resolved, that the 2011 CWA declare its support of and encouragement for all efforts to prevent the enactment of punitive and unjust federal and state laws that target immigrants . . .that all congregations and institutions. . . are called to welcome and serve persons regardless of their documented status . . . and called upon to deepen their understanding of the current issues . . . and all members . . . be encouraged to protest laws and proposed laws that ignore the Bible's witness to care for the stranger . . . Church Council be asked to consider designation of one day each year for 'Stand for Welcome Sunday' . . . etc etc.R&C recommends approval, seeing it as consistent with 2009 social policy resolution "Toward Compassionate, Just, and Wise Immigration Reform." There was brief speaking, all in favor, and the resolution was adopted. 882-40Now a motion on to "urge the President and Congress to recognize and address the unintended consequences of US ethanol policy on world hunger." R&C moved to refer to Congregational and Synodical Mission unit and the Office of the Presiding Bishop. The maker of the motion (Lowell Klessig) opposed referral so that the assembly could talk about the issue, which seems to be concern about the high price of corn and shrinking supplies because of growing use of ethanol. There was brief debate by people making utterly contradictory claims about the relative merits of ethanol. Motion to refer was carried, 860-73.A more substantial resolution proposed a constitutional amendment which would have synods "transmit to the treasurer of the ELCA a portion of that mission support as determined by the Church Council based upon the number of confirmed members of this synod and adjusted for the median family income in the territory of this synod . . ." R&C recommends referral to Mission Advancement Movement. Motion to refer adopted, 635-251. I doubt many members quite got what this was about.
Quote from: Charles_Austin on August 20, 2011, 09:51:54 AMBrian Bergs writes:The geniuses on Higgins Road are carefully looking at membership in their regions and the median family income. More will be expected from those rich regions. I muse:The "geniuses" on Higgins Road are reading the Bible. "From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded" St. Luke 12:48