Now that the RCA’s Special Council on Human Sexuality has concluded (and I’ve had some time to begin recuperating), I wanted to give our supporters a little bit more information. First, it’s important to know that we as council participants have agreed to keep explanations of this council’s work off of social media for the time being. Once the final report has been completed, there will be more opportunity for open discussion. Thank you for giving us time to process the events of this past weekend; we know that silence and waiting can be frustrating.
Second, the council leaders will be completing a report synthesizing the process and outcome of the weekend within the next few days. My understanding is that after the council participants have had a chance to make any necessary comments, this report will be made public. Keep an eye on the RCA’s website and RfA’s social media for that full report to be made available. This report will outline the process we followed throughout the weekend, along with giving the three possible “ways forward” that the council will recommend to General Synod this summer.
This past weekend was not without its emotional highs and lows. While we did not all leave Chicago in agreement on these topics, we were all able to listen to each other with honesty and sincerity. While I’m still doing my own internal processing of this weekend’s conversations, I look forward to sharing my experience with you in the future!
In thanks for your prayers and support,
Cameron Van Kooten Laughead
Room for All Community Coordinator