Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Duke Divinity School, 0013 Westbrook Building (Map)
Valerie Helbert

The Duke Center for Reconciliation, in partnership with the Conflict Transformation Ministries of the N.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church, will host a discussion on  "Living into Matthew 18:15-20" and brown-bag lunch with the Rev. Molly Shivers, director of Conflict Transformation Ministries, N.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church.

When groups of human beings gather, conflict inevitably occurs as individuals express clashing wishes, needs, and desires. Conflict in and of itself is natural, normal and necessary for growth. Nonetheless, conflict can be damaging when it is not addressed in a faithful manner. In Matthew 18: 15-20, Jesus gives step-by-step instructions for navigating conflict in Christian community. In this session, participants will walk through Jesus’ guidelines for engaging conflict in Christian community and explore practical applications of Matthew 18: 15-20.

This discussion is part of Conflict Conversations, a year-long series of conversations about conflict transformation, to aid the Divinity School community understanding the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. In addition to giving a short presentation and engaging participants’ questions, speakers will provide practical resources and lists of materials to help equip participants in the journey to be more self-aware and more confident as they work in and on conflict.

The Divinity School's Hispanic House of Studies, Methodist House of Studies, and Thriving Rural Communities initiative are co-sponsoring the series.

No registration is required.