Methodists reschedule LGBTQ vote for 2021

The United Methodist Church has rescheduled its General Conference for Aug. 29–Sept. 7, 2021, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.

The General Conference — during which delegates from across the globe are expected to discuss a proposal to split the denomination over the inclusion of its LGBTQ members — had been set for May 2020 in Minneapolis. It was postponed in March when the convention center announced it was restricting events at the venue to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In the announcement of the rescheduled event, the Commission on the General Conference also said it’s looking into ways to use technology to ensure delegates can participate in the quadrennial meeting.