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From the Reconciling Ministries Network (FlashNet)

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New Reconciling Campus Ministry in North Carolina

The Reconciling momentum continues out of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has become the 25th Campus Ministry to join the Reconciling Ministries Network. As Dan Vera, Director of the RMN affiliate United Methodists for a Fully Inclusive church (UMOC) states, "This declaration is especially poignant as it takes the #25 spot that was lost when the campus ministry at Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA) dissolved."

The letter from Wesley-Luther Campus Minister Ron Moss states," It is with great joy that I write to inform you that our campus ministry at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has decided to become a formal member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. The Board of Directors met last night and voted unanimously to confirm the decision made on 1 April by the student group. This decision came after a lengthy process of study, thoughtful, honest discussion and prayer."

North Carolina just found its first Reconciling Congregation in Calvary UMC in Durham in April, and the state has 2 other Reconciling Communities, APACT (A Place At Christís Table) in Davidson, and North Carolina RUMs and Friends in the Raleigh, Durham triangle area.

The Statement of Reconciliation from the Wesley-Luther Campus Ministry is based on the statement from Calvary UMC which modeled their statement after the Reconciling Intention of Lexington UMC, .

The statement says;

All persons are individuals of sacred worth. We affirm without reservation Jesusí example of unconditional love.

We covenant to be a pathway of grace to all who are wounded and to deal compassionately and justly with each other.

Therefore, this inclusive and nurturing community of faith will continue to welcome and offer sanctuary to all persons of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro community of any age, gender, race identity, diverse ability, or social standing as full participants in the life of Wesley-Luther, a reconciling campus ministry.

This campus ministry is also in fellowship with the Reconciling in Christ program of Lutherans Concerned. The inclusive church movement is thrilled to have this newest addition from this college campus in the Southeastern jurisdiction. " We need to do more to actively engage students on our college campuses and Campus Ministries in the dialogue of diversity and full inclusion," states RMN Southern Outreach Coordinator Cathy Knight. "This is only our second Reconciling Campus Ministry in the southeastern jurisdiction. The Wesley Foundation at Vanderbilt University in Nashville signed on in April of 1998. Hopefully Ron Moss and the students at Wesley-Luther can help us reach out to other Campus Ministries in this jurisdiction."

Contact Information:

ACM Center at UNCG
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
336.334.5119
r_moss@uncg.edu

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