Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Connellsville District Superintendent Robert Zilhaver will be among the speakers during the Associates in Advocacy online seminar scheduled for November 9, 2020.
Associates in Advocacy, which started in the civil rights era when clergy were often accused of violations of church law in order to stop their civil rights work, includes clergy and laity working in a variety of areas assisting those caught in unfamiliar disciplinary processes.
In one workshop session, Bishop Moore-Koikoi, the newly elected president of the General Commission on Religion and Race, will reflect on anti-racism efforts by The United Methodist Church and the processes and resources within the church to deal with racism and racial harassment.
Becky Posey Williams, the Senior Director for Sexual Ethics and Advocacy at the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, will offer her perspective on where UMC is in prevention of and response to the chargeable offense of sexual misconduct.
Rev. Meg Lassiat of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and Rev. Zilhaver will discuss the history and effects of Judicial Decision 1383 on the administrative processes of clergy.
The cost for the workshop is $25. Participation is worth 0.5 C.E.U.s.
More information, a complete schedule and a link to register are available here.