Due to the continuing challenging times from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 22nd World Methodist Conference is further postponed. At the two-day virtual meeting of the World Methodist Council Steering Committee in August 2021, the Steering Committee unanimously agreed that the global WMC family could not safely gather in Gothenburg, Sweden, in August 2022 for the Conference.
WMC President J.C. Park announced that a new date for the Conference will be set in spring 2022. Conference Program Chair the Rev. Dr. Martyn Atkins and members of the host committee including Bishop Christian Alstead, Uniting Church President Lasse Svensson, and others were consulted abou the postponement. Everyone agreed that a more meaningful Conference could be held at a later date.
On the Move will continue to be the theme, and the issues of migration, justice, and hospitality are evident to be more pertinent now than when the theme was initially chosen.
Photo: Gothenburg, Sweden, photo in public domain.