Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference early registration approaches

A conference at Lake Janaluska Dec. 2-4 will be, “Embracing Christ’s Multi-Ethnic Body: Breaking Down Barriers and Building Bridges.”

This represents Lake Junaluska’s second multicultural conference.

During this event, people will experience life-changing times of listening and learning as participants share stories of challenges, disappointments, hopes and triumphs along the pilgrimage to make churches the inclusive communities of love and respect.

“The Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference will be a place for embracing diversity,” said The Rev. Jimmy L. Carr, executive director of Lake Junaluska. “Persons will come together in a safe, life-affirming and life-transforming environment to explore the common bond of God’s love for all.”

Leaders include: The Rev. Eric Law of Kaleidoscope Institute (via Skype); Bishop Gregory Palmer of the Illinois Area; Bishop Will Willimon of the North Alabama Conference; Kristina Gonzales, associate director of Connectional Ministries for the Pacific Northwest Conference; Anne Marshall, a community activist who speaks on Indigenous issues, racism, and human rights violations around the world; Tim Tyson, award-winning author of Blood Done Sign My Name, and Senior Scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; The Rev. Mary John Dye, who began her ministry as the first cross-racial appointment in the Mississippi Conference; and Bishop William Morris (retired), who provides leadership for the Design Team of the Multicultural Conference.

Early registration ends Oct. 16. One CEU credit available. Call 828-454-6656 or visit to register or for more information.

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