Thank you for Registering for “Transforming Conflict” with Rev. Doris K. Dalton and Rev. Ximena Diaz!

This is a reminder that our first class begins at 6:30 PM tomorrow evening (January 13).  The link to join is provided below.
If you have not yet received your copy of the book, don’t worry! We have a solution:
We are providing a downloadable summary of Chapters 1 and 2 of the book to everyone who is registered (attached at the bottom of this email). This will aid those of you who do not yet have the book and expect your copy to arrive soon. We have also adapted our class content so you will be able to engage in class discussion whether or not you have been able to complete the readings.
If you have not yet ordered your book, we suggest two possibilities:

  1. The Upper Room bookstore has this book in stock. Here is the link to purchase the book from them: You can choose an expedited shipping time to have the book sometime later this week.
  2. Cokesbury is restocking the book now, and will ship them starting January 16. You can pre-order your copy now:

Save the Class Dates and Times on your Calendar: Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm on January 13, January 20, January 27 and February 10, 2022.
ZOOM information for each class:
Meeting ID: 813 6824 7764
Passcode: 849819
Required Class Materials: Bible, note pad, “The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation” by Thomas Porter (purchase the book at Cokesbury, Upper Room). Optional: Journal
To prepare for Class 1 on January 13: Understanding Conflict
Pre-Class Assignment:  Read Part I: Chapters One and Two (pages 11-38) in “Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation” (or review the attached summary if you have not yet received your copy of the book).

  • Definitions: What is Conflict?
  • Biblical and Theological Grounding
  • Types of Conflict
  • Responses to Conflict

Assignment for Class 2, January 20: Read Part I: Chapters Three and Four (pages 39-72) in “Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation” before the next class.
Questions about this class? Please contact

New York Conference, The United Methodist Church, 20 Soundview Ave, White Plains NY 10606 | 914-615-2227