Editor's Note: The following is a press release.
Participate in a Respectful Conversation on the Marriage Amendment
Portland Avenue United Methodist Church and Minnesota Council of Churches invite the community to attend a June 27 conversation that will focus not on changing minds, but on softening hearts while discussing a divisive issue in Minnesota.
Conversations about significant issues can sometimes be emotional, pick-a-side and fight-it-out discussions that leave us feeling worse about the people we disagree with, and sometimes worse about ourselves. Isn’t there another way to talk?
Let’s find out on Wednesday, June 27, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Portland Avenue United Methodist Church. This congregation has chosen to be a source of living water, cooling the heat of divisive conversations through the Respectful Conversations Project. Join us to learn and practice how Minnesotans can discuss significant issues without disliking each other more, but instead by understanding each other better.
A Respectful Conversation on the Marriage Amendment
Wednesday, June 27, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hosted by Portland Avenue United Methodist Church
8000 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
Portland Avenue United Methodist Church: (952) 888-6070
Minnesota Council of Churches: (612) 230-3344
The Respectful Conversations Project is a program of the Minnesota Council of Churches with support from the Bush Foundation designed to strengthen the civic life of Minnesota. Congregations throughout Minnesota will be hosting conversations that explore issues through the lens of deeply held convictions while maintaining, even enhancing, relationships among those who disagree.
About Minnesota Council of Churches
The Minnesota Council of Churches’ mission is to manifest unity in the church and to build the common good in the world. The Minnesota Council of Churches programs align with three broad categories: welcoming refugees, mobilizing the faith community to engage in public policy, and strengthening communities through relationships and understanding. For more information, visit www.mnchurches.org