After receiving a number of questions from Episcopalians all over Connecticut, those who submitted a question participated in a special workshop on August 1. At the workshop, participants dug into their question, refining and re-working it until they were left with a Big Question. Below, you will find the eight Big Questions that emerged from the workshop.
Everyone who has registered for Convention by August 18* will receive instructions on how to vote for the questions that they feel most passionate about. If you haven’t registered yet, hurry up and register before August 18 to help select the three Big Questions that we will address at our World Cafes at this year’s Convention.
*This date was pushed back in recognition of the wide-spread power outages in our diocese following the most recent hurricane.
How can parishes educate themselves about the reality of systemic racism, white supremacy and anti-Black bias, and feel compelled to take action as followers of Jesus?Essex
How does ECCT define and cultivate a process for integrating sustainable practices among churches/church members, and creating opportunities for young people to experience God in nature?Old Lyme & Shelton
What unique gifts of young adult Episcopalians (between 17 and 35 years of age) do we need as a church, and how can our programs, policies, resources and partnerships encourage both the development of young adult communities and their inclusion in multi-generational contexts?New Haven
How does ECCT plan to educate people who say: All lives matter; Blue Lives matter; We should all just be nice and get along, I don’t see color; the Church should not be involved in politics?New Haven
What can ECCT and its members do to address the issue of wealth inequality, including: Developing a common language to assure that everyone is talking about the same thing; Understanding how it distorts the political decision making of our governments with examples; Understanding how wealth inequality intersects with other issues as racism, classism, etc; Understanding what is our role in politics as a church; Understanding how our Christian faith provides a standard for our participation in public life.Litchfield
What are your thoughts about Prayer Book revision in the light of a resolution passed at the General Convention in 2018 which, in part, is seeking to engage in …”facilitating the perfection of rites that will arise from the continual movement of the Holy Spirit among us and growing insights of our Church…”Pine Meadow
Which of the pandemic changes we have already made will we KEEP and thereby encourage a continuing culture of discovery in parishes?New Britian