“I feel represented in some church decision-making. I have good local church leaders, and I typically agree with them. But I don't feel represented in that I can't make my voice easily heard. I don't feel represented when I listen to Annual Council. The young people I see only reaffirm the GC in their current stances.
Where is the young voice that challenges the GC? I look around and see people my age pleading for the church to become more vocal on issues of social justice. I read my Bible and I see constant themes of restoration and caring for the marginalized - the widow, the leper, the slave. Instead, I see our GC President urging the church to be less involved. And I guess I don't feel very represented in that.”