New Business Item #6, a resolution of lament and for action, was adopted by the Mission and Ministry Board by unanimous consent at its spring meeting, and forwarded to the 2023 Annual Conference for adoption. The delegate body spent quite a bit more than the scheduled time working with this resolution, mostly trying out amendments to improve it. In the end, the resolution was passed by a large margin.
The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board, meeting March 10-12 in Elgin, Ill., approved a statement lamenting the Doctrine of Discovery and recommended its adoption by Annual Conference. The Church of the Brethren statement grew out of years of background work by the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy and Discipleship Ministries.