“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.”
“The Latin root of the word integrate is integrare, which means ‘to make whole.’… Participants spoke about the importance of feeling genuine, authentic and whole rather than always compartmentalizing their lives or hiding parts of themselves for editing their stories.”
The Commission on General Conference recommended Rule 44 at the request of the 2012 General Conference, which sought an alternative process to Robert’s Rules of Order for dealing with particularly complicated and contentious legislation.
The commission’s aim was to use small groups to give all delegates a chance to weigh in on selected petitions. (a quote from this source)