Well, this was weekend #2 of my Kinging non-violence training of trainers. The training was much more intense this weekend. Firday night was really focused on the letter from the Birmingham Jail, the 6 steps, and learning how the principles appply to the steps.
Saturday was even harder, we had an exam on the history on non-violent movements....no, I don't know if I passed, but I think I did okay. In a very unlike me event, I actually remembered all the dates of the non-violent movements of the civil rights movement. I am not so good with dates.
Saturday also brought tensions as we were asked to take modern issues, real issues and apply the steps to solving the conflicts. ANti-gay chrsitians is one of the groups projects, unions was another, and rights of convictied felons was another...1 counted off into groups and I was assigned to the group...how fitting.....talking about anti-gay christians. It was hard to apply the steps of non-violence to each detail. Especially step 6. Something for all of you to think about on your journey to the beloved community....what is reconciliation for us? When do we find it? What is the win-win solution into the beloved community where anti-gay christians can maintain their beliefs about gays, and gays can maintain justice?
I don't know the answer to this question, but it is one to think on.....