Conflict Conversations: Living in to Matthew 18:15-20
When groups of human beings gather, there inevitably will be conflict when individuals express clashing wishes, needs, and desires. Nonetheless, conflict in and of itself is natural, normal and necessary for growth. Conflict can be damaging when it is not addressed in a faithful manner. In Matthew 18: 15-20, Jesus gives step-by-step instructions for navigating conflict in Christian community. In this session, participants will walk through Jesus' guidelines for engaging conflict in Christian community and explore practical applications of Matthew 18: 15-20.
In partnership with the Conflict Transformation Ministries of the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School is pleased to host a yearlong series of conversations about conflict transformation. Join us on Wednesday, January 24th with Rev. Molly L. Shivers, Director of Conflict Transformation Ministries for the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., as she talks about Living in to Matthew 18: 15-20.
In addition to giving a short presentation and engaging participants' questions, Rev. Shivers will provide practical resources and lists of materials to help equip us in our journey to be more self-aware and more confident as we work in and on conflict.
This event is co-sponsored by the Hispanic House of Studies, Methodist House of Studies, and Thriving Rural Communities.
Registration is requested but not required.