OUR MoveMENT FORWARD
WHAT: A Summit to discuss the future of The United Methodist Church, centered on POC+Q+T (Person of Color, Queer, and Transgender) voices.
WHEN: May 17-18, 2019 (Preconference on May 17, Conference on May 18)
WHERE: Minneapolis, MN (the site of GC 2020)
WHO: POC + Queer + Trans People of Faith and Our Allies
WHY: General Conference 2019 showed the world that some of the most articulate, faithful, visionary leaders of the church are POC+Q+T. And yet, while there are post-GC gatherings planned for leaders who oppose the Traditional Plan, we are yet to see a gathering that specifically centers these wise (and underrepresented) groups.
The focus would address questions such as:
How can United Methodists who affirm LGBTQIA+ lives shape the future of the church in the wake of the Traditional Plan?
How can we build a church that does not replicate racist, sexist, classist, and colonialist structures of the past?
How do we articulate a passionate love for God to our communities?
Allies (supporters who are neither LGBTQIA+ nor a person of color) are welcome to attend on the condition that they commit to centering the underrepresented voices in the room.
Please consider donating to offset the cost of the important event, and to provide scholarships to those who need them.