Thursday, March 31, 2016

Recommended reading: Darryl Stephens on who really has a say at General Conference

I recommend reading Darryl W. Stephens' recent commentary in response to an earlier UMNS article describing criticisms of the minimum two delegate per Annual Conference rule for allocating delegates to General Conference. In his piece, Rev. Stephens helpfully draws a distinction between votes and voice at General Conference, a distinction I have drawn on this blog with regard to another polity debate. While voting is a fundamental form of exercising power within a democracy, we would do well to remember that it is not the only form, and we must be mindful of other forms.

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