Holy Conferencing Principles
Every person is a child of God.
Listen before speaking.
Strive to understand from another’s point of view.
Speak about issues, do not defame persons. Disagree without
Pray, in silence or aloud, about decisions. Let prayer interrupt
Strive to accurately reflect the views of others.
“[Make] every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
– Ephesians 4:3 NRSV
“RESPECT” – Eric H. F. Law
Responsibility for what you say and feel without blaming others.
Sensitive to different communication styles
Ponder what you hear and feel before you speak
Examine your own assumptions and perceptions
Confidentiality when requested or appropriate