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Co-sponsored by
Methodists United for Peace with Justice (MUPWJ)
Temple United Methodist Church, San Francisco

Pre-Conference Dialogue for College and Seminary Students
Tuesday evening dinner, September 26 through Thursday lunch, September 28
Edge Campus Ministry, San Francisco State University
Led by Carolyn Talmadge

Final Conference Program

Thursday, September 28th
9:00 a.m Pre-conference gathering for young people and students
1:00-5:00 p.m Registration
3:00 Leadership Orientation
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Opening Worship
  Welcome: Rev. Schuyler Rhodes, host pastor
  Preacher: Bishop Beverly Shamana
  Readers and prayers: Tyree Johnson, Martha Milk, E.J. Fieldhouse,
    Rev. Brenda Vaca, Temple UMC
   
Friday, September 29th.
8:00 a.m Gathering with coffee, tea and donuts
9:00

Opening Worship
  Preacher: Rev. Dante Tangoman, Pastor Geneva Avenue UMC,
    San Francisco
  Readers:

10:00

Plenary on the WESLEYAN HERITAGE.

 

  Introducing the Conference: Howard W. Hallman, Chair
    Methodists United for Peace with Justice
  "A Wesleyan Theology of Peace: What's the Evidence?"
    Rev. Greg Bergquist, Pastor, UMC, Santa Rosa, CA

11:00 Break out into four Quadrilateral groups to discuss
Wesleyan heritage for a theology of peace.
  Scripture: Biblical Perspectives
    Discussion leader: Rev. Brenda Vaca, Temple UMC, San Francisco
    Reporter: Jim Hipkins, MUPWJ Board of Directors
  Tradition: Christian History
    Discussion leader: Prof. Diane L. Lobody, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
    Reporter: David Wildman, UM General Board of Global Ministries
  Reason: Theological Perspectives
    Discussion leader: Bishop C. Dale White, United Methodist Church
    Reporter: Bruce Pettit, UM San Francisco District
  Experience: Nonviolent Action
    Discussion leader: Rev. Kelvin Sauls, UMGeneral Board of Discipleship
    Reporter: Joyce Georgieff, MUPWJ Board of Directors
Noon Box Lunch
1:00-3:45 p.m QUADRILATERAL GROUPS
  Scripture: Biblical Perspectives
    Discussion leader: Rev. Brenda Vaca, Temple UMC, San Francisco
    Presenter: Prof. Richard Hays, Duke Divinity School
  “Dealing with Violence: New Testament Perspective”
  Tradition: Christian History
    Discussion leader: Prof. Diane L. Lobody, Methodist. Theological School
      in Ohio
    Presenter: Prof. Albert Hernandez, Iliff School of Theology
  “Approaches to War and Peace in Christian History”
  Reason: Theological Perspectives
    Discussion leader: Bishop C. Dale White, United Methodist Church
    Presenter: Prof. D. Stephen Long, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  “A Theology of Peace for the 21 st Century”
  Experience: Nonviolent Action
    Discussion leader: Rev. Kelvin Sauls, General Board of Discipleship
    Presenters: “Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.”
    Arun Gandhi, M.K. Gandhi Institute
    Bishop Forrest Stith, United Methodist Church
4:00 Plenary: Feedback from four Quadrilateral groups
  Presiding: Howard W. Hallman
Reporters from four groups
  Reflections: Bishop Forrest Stith
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Film:   “A Force More Powerful” featuring Desegregation in
  Nashville, Tennessee; Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt March
    Introduction: Rev. Carlee L. Hallman, Bethesda, Maryland
    Discussant: Arun Gandhi
   
Saturday, September 30th
8:00 a.m. Gathering with coffee, tea and donuts
9:00

Worship
  Preacher: Rev. Schuyler Rhodes
  Reader:

10:00 Quadrilateral Groups
  Scripture: Biblical Perspectives
    Discussion leader: Rev. Brenda Vaca, Temple UMC, San Francisco
  “Preaching and Teaching the Gospel of Peace”
  Tradition: Christian History
    Discussion leader: Prof. Diane L. Lobody, Methodist Theological School
      in Ohio
    Presenters: “EUB and Methodist Positions on War and Peace”
        Prof. J. Steven O’Malley, Asbury Theological Seminary
        Prof. Barry Penn Hollar , Shenandoah University
  Reason: Theological Perspectives
    Discussion leader: Bishop C. Dale White
    Presenters: “Perspectives of Theologies of Liberation”
        Kevin Burke, SJ, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley
        Rev. Dr.  Karen Oliveto, Pacific School of Religion
        Prof. Douglas Powe, Saint Paul School of Theology
  Experience: Nonviolent Action
    Discussion leader: Richard Deats, Fellowship of Reconciliation
    Presenters: “Global Perspective”
        Middle East: Mubarak Awad, Nonviolence International
        South Africa: Kelvin Sauls, UM General Board of Discipleship
        Philippines. Rev. Elizabeth Tapia
Noon Box Lunch
1:00 p.m

Plenary: Reports from Quadrilateral Groups
  Presiding: Howard W. Hallman
  Presentation by reporters
  Reflections: Bishop Forrest Stith

2:45 Plenary continued
  Discussion of “Peace Possibilities in Israel/Palestine”
  Speaker: Mubarak Awad, Nonviolence International
DISCIPLESHIP FOR TRANSFORMING THE WORLD
  “Connecting with United Methodist Church”
    Bishop Roy Sano, Council of Bishops
4:30 Time for networking and informal conversation
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Concert: Emmit Powell and the Gospel Elites
   
Sunday, October 1st
9:00 a.m.

Closing Plenary: consolidated report from plenary sessions
  Presiding: Howard W. Hallman
  Reporter: Richard Deats, former editor, Fellowship magazine
  Reflections: Bishop Forrest Stith
  Closing remarks: Rev. Schuyler Rhodes

11:00

Worship with Communion
  Worship leader: Rev. Schuyler Rhodes
    Preacher: Bishop Roy Sano
    Lay Readers: Chudy Nnebe. Mae Fajrdo
    Communion Celebrants: Bishop Sano, Bishop Forrest Stith
      Bishop C. Dale White, Rev. Brenda Vaca

12:30 p.m Luncheon
   


   

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