BMCR focuses on separation plans, leadership views

March 26, 2020

By John Coleman, UMNews

Much of the annual meeting of the African American caucus of The United Methodist Church focused on major changes being proposed to the now-delayed General Conference, as well as the views of black church leaders.
During its 53rd annual meeting, Black Methodists for Church Renewal endorsed the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation, a plan for amicable separation of the church.
A panel of episcopal leaders known as the Ebony Bishops discussed the protocol plan that seeks to resolve a decades-long impasse over ordination of openly LGBTQ clergy, allowing same-sex weddings and the Book of Discipline description of homosexuality as “incompatible with Christian teaching.”