by The Rev. Alex DaSilva Souto
United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus
14 “They have treated superficially the [bloody] broken wound of My people,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’
When there is no peace.”
~ Jeremiah 6:14 [Amplified Bible (AMP)]
Written and spoken languages are the blunt tools humans tend to use in order to convey transcendent truths and experiences, and sometimes words manage to hit the nail on the head like the ones in Jeremiah 6:14, particularly when they come out of the prophetic mouth of Rev. Amy DeLong.
As a way of encouraging individuals and congregations to take such a stand we are circulating A Covenant of Conscience, originally published in 2011, with an updated preamble. The updated language follows.
Time to Take a Stand!
This weekend is our fall organizing meeting at Memorial UMC in White Plains on Sunday, October 22nd from 3-5pm. We will be electing new officers and developing our plans for the coming year, plus coming together in fellowship and mutual support in what can often feel like an overwhelming cause. Highlights will include a full report and discussion with the Queer Clergy Caucus.
This can feel like an overwhelming time for LGBTQ people. As I write this, Rev. David Meredith is being investigated after 30 […]