Coming to the rainbow: a study of cross-racial, cross-cultural appointments in the United methodist Church of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
Jeanne Harvey Duncan
God loves color. Color is more than red, blue, green; it is different creatures, languages, climates, geographies; it is diversity. God has continually challenged humanity to understand that diversity produces the rainbow of peace and harmony. The writer concludes that coming to the rainbow, that is coming to the fullness of diversity in which God has created all, requires a slow and intentional process with multi-faceted approaches. Through the skill of listening and reflecting, participating and reflecting, the writer shares the findings of pastors, congregations, and consultants as they struggle to become a more inclusive Annual Conference.