Conference approves resolution on Doctrine of Discovery

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.  

Auditorium filled with people. Large screens show the 2023 Annual Conference moderator and logo

Mission and Ministry Board adopts statement on the Doctrine of Discovery

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.

People singing in a stone chapel with a cross
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