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“Listening with Open Hearts: Building Bridges and Deepening Relationships.”

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This summer, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC), in partnership with the Oregon-Idaho Conference is hosting an exciting and unprecedented gathering of United Methodist leaders from around the world. This five-day event, called Listening with Open Hearts: Building Bridges and Deepening Relationships, will move the people of the United Methodist Church to reflect on social justice issues facing the church around the world today. Through listening, understanding and empathy, we will foster a more peaceful, just and Christ-centered Church.

The gathering will include 10 international participants and 30 progressive participants from the United States. All participants were carefully selected by LYNC leadership for their connections, authority and influence, both in their local contexts and in the global United Methodist Church.