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TO: James Lapp
FROM: Everett Thomas
DATE: October 20, 1992
RE: LISTENING COMMITTEE FOR HOMOSEXUAL CONCERNS
Enclosed please find the "Final Report: Listening
Committee for Homosexual Concerns" which the MBCM Board of Directors received
at the October 15-17, 1992 sessions.
The MBCM Directors took the following actions:
Action: The MBCM Board accepts the report
of the Joint Listening Committee for Homosexual Concerns, and expresses
deep appreciation for the responsible, dedicated and caring way the committee
carried out their assignment.
Action: MBCM commits to exploring methods
to constructively information and recommendations of the Joint Listening
Committee for Homosexual Concerns with the Mennonite Church.
Action: MBCM submits the entire report of
the Listening Committee for Homosexual Concerns to the MC General Board
for information, and counsel to MBCM for further consideration of
this proposal in the March, 1993 meeting. We request a response from General
Board by February 1, 1993.
Please be in touch with me if these actions are
not clear; I understand these actions to be roughly parallel to those taken
by COE, which has forwarded this report to the GC General Board for further
action. I will continue to work with Norma Johnson as we attempt to have
an integrated response to the recommendations provided by the Listening
copy: Marcus Smucker