World Café Sessions

We held three challenging and energetic World Café sessions at this year’s Annual Convention. Below, you can view the Big Questions from each of the three days, as well as see the documents the groups collaborated. Each Café session discerned themes for “next steps” to take, and will be meeting in coming weeks to discuss. All are invited to these conversations by reaching out to the contact person listed.

Session 1: Wealth Inequality

World Café Session 1:

The Big Question
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.

This daily report includes reflections from our bishops, as well as artwork created as part of the process:

Ongoing conversations on the following themes are available to all, regardless of whether you participated in the World Café session or not:

#1 Resource Pooling

First Meeting

November 14, 2020 @ 11:30am

Contact

The Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell
tjr5683@gmail.com

#2 Direct Action

First Meeting

November 11, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Contact

The Rev. Ron Steed
ronaldsteed@gmail.com

#3 Political Action

First Meeting

November 19, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Contact

The Rev. Tuesday Rupp
rector@stpaulswoodbury.org

Session 2: Pandemic Changes

World Café Session 2:

The Big Question
Which of the pandemic changes we have already made will we KEEP and thereby encourage a continuing culture of discovery in parishes?

This daily report includes reflections from our bishops, as well as artwork created as part of the process:

Ongoing conversations on the following themes are available to all, regardless of whether you participated in the World Café session or not:

#1 Reach New People

First Meeting

To be determined by Doodle Poll. Contact Rev. Baker for details.

Contact

The Rev. Margie Baker
margie@sjparish.net

#2 Improving Use and Access to Technology

First Meeting

November 9, 2020
@ 11:00 am

Contact

Sheila Traub
sheilastraub@optonline.net

#3 Collaboration

First Meeting

December 1, 2020
@6:30pm

Contact

Casey Rousseau
casey@the-bat.net

#4 Building Community

First Meeting

November 12, 2020
@6:30pm

Contact

The Rev. Diana Rogers
revdianamrogers@gmail.com

Session 3: Systemic Racis

World Café Session 3:

The Big Question
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?


This daily report includes reflections from our bishops, as well as artwork created as part of the process:

Ongoing conversations on the following themes are available to all, regardless of whether you participated in the World Café session or not:

#1 Storytelling

First Meeting

To be determined by Doodle Poll. Contact Rev. Handi for details.

Contact

The Rev. Matt mhandi@episcopalct.org

#2 Building Connections Between Communities

First Meeting

November 14, 2020
@ 10:00 am

Contact

Dylan Mello
dmello@episcopalct.org

#3 Practical Action Steps

First Meeting

December 9, 2020
@6:30pm

Contact

The Rev. Don Hamer revdon2016@gmail.com

The Rev. Heidi Thorsen
hthorsen@trinitynewhaven.org

#4 Owning Our Sin

First Meeting

To be determined by Doodle poll. Contact Rev. Montgomery for details.

Contact

The Rev. Ian Montgomery
ibmontgomery@gmail.com

Many thanks to the Rev. Matthew Emery and the Rev. Sandra Cosman who illustrated our work at these sessions!