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Tenth Biennial Convention of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
July 21 - 24, 2005
Winnipeg, Manitoba

In Mission for Others

Listening/Talking Circles

Everyone gets a chance to speak about the same-sex blessing resolution. Friday afternoon all delegates and registered visitors will be assigned to listening circles and, in a setting away from convention floor debate, have the opportunity to speak from their points of view, and to hear the perspective of others. The person holding the talking stick talks, and the others listen. Facilitators will see that everyone who wants to speak will get a turn. The process will allow for sharing, for receiving, for reflection and for additional ways to prayerfully deliberate before the discussion and the vote take place on the convention floor the next day.

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