In preparation for the 2021 IAMSCU conference in Sweden, we would like to recap the 2017 IAMSCU Conference, “Tearing Down Walls.” The previous IAMSCU conference was hosted in Puebla, Mexico in 2017, and the main focus of this conference was to “tear down walls and promote peace, healing, and humanity!”
The timely conference theme was chosen before news of the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, and before the U.S. president made promises to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. The conference content was based on the values of Methodist education, and the theme referred to a global context. The conference explored immigration issues and the history of the walls that once separated East and West Berlin, and the walls that continue to separate Israel and Palestine, North and South Korea, and Europe and Africa.
Here is a video overview of the conference: