Bishop's Task Force Update
The Bishop’s Task Force, a team of laity and clergy dedicated to advancing the bishop’s vision to increase racial justice and radical inclusion, met November 28th. This group has been a catalyst and collaborator with the Anti-Racism Task Force since following the General Conference of 2019. Recent months featured focus on supporting resources for cross racial appointments and best practices for laity and clergy in cross racial appointments. During the meeting on 11.28, there was a brief report of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference’s aspirational resolution related to holding charges against queer clergy and those who perform union ceremonies in abeyance.
Bishop Jung will be convening leaders to listen and dialogue about vision related to racial justice and radical inclusion as the Bishop’s Task Force chair, Dan Schwerin, transitions, into a new role as the bishop assigned to the Northern Illinois Conference. Dan expressed his gratitude for the Task Force’s grit, vision, and courage over the past three years. There was appreciation for Dan’s leadership that was spoken to him as well.