Better convention locationsby Jerry Weaver, Bluffton, Ohio
Regarding “Phoenix in 2013 But With Satellite Option” (February): We are often reminded, and rightfully so, of our duty as Christians to be good stewards of the resources God has blessed us with. But is it not equally important that our conference also be good stewards of its resources?
By choosing to hold a convention in Arizona, Mennonite Church USA is supporting a state that is not only virulently anti-immigrant but is also anti-union, pro-gun and pro-death penalty. Arizona continues to use the death penalty despite the fact that eight of its death row inmates have been exonerated—an amazing number for such a sparsely populated state.
Surely there are many better choices for locations to hold a convention. The Executive Board really dropped the ball on this important decision.
Associated Issue: On a different track - February, 2011
Associated Article: Convention 2013 will be held in Phoenix
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