Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, Recently, I had the privilege of meeting and hearing Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Church and Community at Chandler School of Theology in Atlanta. Dr. Smith spoke at The Gathering of the...
A Statement Regarding Family Separation

A Statement Regarding Family Separation

Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, Grace, peace, mercy and love to you in Christ’s name! There is a Japanese saying, “Kodomo no tame ni,” which means, “For the sake of the children.” It reminds us that much of what we do is done because we...

Faith Leader’s Statement on Family Separation

Dear Members and Friends of the Desert Southwest Conference, In the midst of the distressing news of the decision to mercilessly assail immigrant families by separating children from their families, I join with colleague faith leaders in support of the statement that...
Alternative petitions for 2019 General Conference

Alternative petitions for 2019 General Conference

The following articles are features you might want to read to help in understanding the request by the Council of Bishops regarding the 2019 General Conference Special Session. Judicial Council Allows Alternative Proposals for 2019 General Conference: The United...

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