General Conference 2022: Plenary and Panel Speakers Announcement!

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2022 GC Be Transformed

Promo Rate Extended for Global General Conference!

We are happy to announce that we are extending the Promo Rate another month for General Conference!

We have had a great response since we opened registration a month ago. We also know that some of you might be waiting to hear more about what is going to be offered during the Transformational Weekend before signing up. Thank you for your patience, whilst we have been focusing on moving our General Conference online!

This month, we will be focusing on sharing more about the Online Global General Conference Transformational Weekend so you can know what you are signing up for. And, we are extending the early bird rate until 1st May to ensure you have all the time you need to sign up with the promo rate.

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Meet Some of Our Speakers!

During General Conference, we will be featuring a number of plenary speakers. We are still finalizing the exact schedule and all of the speakers, but here is a sample of who you can expect to hear from! Read more about our speakers here.


Rev. Dr. Cláudio CarvalhaesRev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes
Professor of Worship, United Theological Seminary, USA

Cláudio Carvalhaes describes himself as an earth thinker, theologian, liturgist and artist, a native Brazilian. He has led worship all over the world in all kinds of contexts. He will invite us into thinking about how our worship practices form us and form the world we want to create. Combining art, lessons of the earth, and deep theological thinking, we will be transformed in our relationship to worship.

Dr. Kwok Pui LanDr. Kwok Pui Lan
Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler Theological Seminary, USA

Kwok’s research focuses on Asian feminist theology and postcolonial theology. She is a fierce voice calling out anti-asian hate that has increased because of the COVID pandemic. She will transform us out of our comfort while also providing a helpful, hopeful, prophetic lens into how we can be a part of the solution practicing postcolonial theology.

Dr. Ángel F. Méndez MontoyaDr. Ángel F. Méndez Montoya
Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico

An embodied theologian, Dr. Ángel combines the art of dance to the practice of eating and the theology of the table. He will invite us to think about how we bring our whole bodies into our faith. He will transform the role of food and the body in our lives and in our personal and communal practice of our faith.


MCC Voices Plenary Panel
Holy Reclamation: Black Identity

Holy Reclamation: Black IdentityIn addition to hearing some outside voices, we will also be lifting up our own MCC voices. There will be a panel discussion entitled: “Holy Reclamation: Black Identity” put together by Rev. Dr. Vennece Fowlkes

During this 90-minute panel discussion, attendees will hear from a group of eclectic voices about how the powerful process in reclaiming the word “Black” within self-identity became a liberating, affirming, and necessary process in the formation of their spiritual and religious distinctiveness. In addition, a deep discussion about how the meaning and interpretation of the word “Black” has evolved, transforming generational interpretations of “Black” and “Blackness” as an affirmation for African descendants around the world.

The panelist include persons from their 20s to their 60s that reside in various places around the world (look out for their bios on the speaker page coming soon):

Rev. Brendan Boone
Rev. Victoria Burson
Rev. Denise Junious
Monika Lawrence
Rev. Jide Maclay
Rev. Paul Mokgethi-Heath
Chocolatté Miller
AhSa-Ti Tyehimba-Ford

 

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Did You Miss The General Conference Orientation Webinar?
Watch the recordings of the General Conference Webinars for an orientation on what to expect at the Transformational Weekend of our Global General Conference. In the webinar, you will get a taste of the schedule, be introduced to the conference app and other technology we will be using, hear more about how you will be invited to engage with different people around the world, have a better understanding of what is included in your registration and learn more about watch parties. We had great participation in our webinars and excellent questions came up in both. Thank you for your participation!
Watch the recorded webinars here:
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THANK YOU for your support as we navigate this new way holding General Conference!
Global General Conference Core Team: 
Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Dr. Lillian Dunlap
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston
Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez
Rev. Jennifer J.C. Hall
Chad Hobbs
Barry Hundley
Rev. Lori McPherson
Léo Rossetti
Rev. Lauren Bennett, co-chair
Mike Haase, co-chair
If you have any questions or ideas you want to share with our core team, please contact us: [email protected]
We look forward to co-creating this new way of doing General Conference with you.
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