Liberationist Resources

Current Developments of the Methodist Liberation Movements

Two groups of self-identified Liberationists have announced themselves as part of Methodism’s anticipated future.

  1. The Liberation Methodist Connexion has launched as a new denomination separate from the United Methodist Church with significant leadership provided by clergy currently related to the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. The overall purpose of the Liberation Methodist Connexion, as it appears on the new denomination’s website, see below.
  2. The Liberation Project includes United Methodists who are committed to remain within the United Methodist Church in order to advocate for “liberation.” The website includes this general statement of purpose as you can see below.

Liberation Methodist Connexion

The Liberation Methodist Connexion (LMX) is built on what currently is, and on an expectation of what is yet to come. We are journeying toward a new way of being followers of Christ that refute the imbalance of powers, principalities, and privileges that has plagued Methodism: colonialism, white supremacy, economic injustices, patriarchy, sexism, clericalism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, and heteronormativity.

The Liberation Project

The Liberation Project is a national movement of Christians promoting and practicing Christ’s Gospel of liberation. God’s liberating work is already happening, and we are in the business of proclaiming this good news.

For additional news coverage of the launching of these two Liberationist groups, see the following from United Methodist News Service:

On the launching of the Liberation Methodist Connexion:

On the launching of the Liberation Project:

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