In partnership with Chocolate Moose Media, GCSRW produced a five-minute animation, “Whispers with Stones,” aiming to create social and behavioral change around sexual harassment in the church and society. The video can be shown to churches, small groups, and Sunday schools to address the sexual misconduct that happens in our congregations and world. Along with each video is an accompanying guide to be used by a leader to facilitate conversation after the viewing of the animation. This resource has been translated into ten languages and will be uploaded to the GCSRW website throughout 2019. The video has already won multiple international media awards.
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women seeks to offer ministry resources that help promote the use of the most expansive language possible. We encourage the use of this expansive language when we are meeting in groups—from small to medium to large. The United Methodist Book of Resolutions (811) affirms "the use of biblical language and images in worship and in our common life together, and affirm the use of language that reflects the longstanding commitment to the inclusiveness and diversity of United Methodist members and constituencies." We build upon this work in The United Methodist Book of Resolutions by encouraging the use of expansive language in all of our common work together. Please use this video to introduce using expansive language in your churches, small groups, youth groups, United Methodist events, etc.
General Commission on the Status and Role of Women - General Conference Video for the United Methodist Church
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