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Home Sweet Home, and Heading Out Again

Here are the photos from the last days in Busan. I arrived home on Saturday, and am heading out on Thursday for the PPC Board Meeting. I'm still mulling over the impact of the WCC GA and you will see another blog post or two. Right now, I'm just grateful for the gift of having been a PC(USA) delegate there, and grateful to be home with enough clean laundry to pack my bag again, with a few dog snuggles in between. The PC(USA) delegation. Breakfast on the last day: drinkable yogurt (my ideal delivery system for calcium), grapes, and wafer cookies. Yeah, I've done better. Sunrise A whole section of the convention center I hadn't seen Running off to the market - the view This place is serious Stylish Evie Sunset Out to dinner, chomping on shrimp God's sweet goodness: mashed banana with cinnamon, fried in pancake format Stayed up all night, headed to the airport at 4am, counters opened at 5:30am, and here w

An Ode to Cultural Imperialism: How I Miss Robert's Rules of Order

I won't lie. During all the consensus decision making, which was extremely contentious due to the fact that we (the WCC GA delegates) were basically making drafting changes to documents - Wait, by "we" I mean a bunch of dudes. Sometimes there would be like four guys deep at the microphones. Once there were four microphones with people waiting to speak. Two of the microphones had women waiting. The moderator chose to call on the two men. I'm sure there is some kind of rational explanation for this, but I mostly kept giving other men the stink-eye just because they weren't handling their brothers and keeping them from taking up so much air time. Ok, so people (and by "people," I mean a bunch of guys with an occasional woman) were giving little suggestions to "improve" the drafts of documents. This did include a short tussle over whether to have the NKJV quote or the NRSV quote of a scripture. I'm so not lying. I turned around to express m

Photos from November 6 & 7: WCC GA

Here are a series of photographs. Most I took yesterday (the 6th) while wandering about the Madang  space - the exhibits were fantastic. A lot of art, gathering spaces, even a children's space. I didn't take a photo because there were people sleeping on the kids' foam squares. The grown-ups need naps more than the kids these days. My seminary classmate the Rev. Prof. Lee EunJoo! She is so awesome. She iss teaching in the Korean Ecumenical Theological Institute during the assembly. About water. The women's space. A lot of conversation about nuclear energy, nuclear power, and nuclear weapons at this assembly. A photo art exhibit. Art on the assembly's theme: God of Life, Lead Us to Justice & Peace. The space for the ACT Alliance. The youth space was so cool-looking, but at 35 with a mortgage and salt/pepper hair, I figured I shouldn't invade the space. A powerful photo exhibit focusing on stateless peoples in A