Earlier this month, several people began an “Emmaus Walk” in a healing dyad, to deepen a relationship with someone who voted differently in the affordable housing straw poll—stepping together in fellowship and intimacy with a sibling in Christ. As part of the Council decision to pause the discussion of affordable housing on campus, the Council supports the intentional use of the next 18 months to heal from wounding discourse, and actual and perceived divisions among church membership, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
The Emmaus Walk is one way for healing. There are many other ways, and each has our own path for healing. Upcoming healing events being considered include a facilitated dialogue to provide healing through listening, understanding, and reconciliation and a drumming circle to provide healing through musical expression.
Do you have an idea for an activity to promote healing? If so, we’d like to hear from you. You can share your ideas with Moderator Kara Korbel-Chinula, Moderator-Elect Leonard Ash, or Rev. Molly Baskette.