We have recently seen many institutionalist liberal officials undermine and openly oppose the “Protocol” separation treaty for the United Methodist Church, including at least half of the surviving non-traditionalist Mediation Team members who actually negotiated the Protocol. When I asked European Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic-Baltic Episcopal Area about what he has done to keep his word as a Mediation Team member, he replied by sharing several helpful links about how the United Methodist separation is developing in Europe.
All of this should be understood in a wider context of individual and joint statements by the Protocol Mediation Team bishops.
The United Methodist Church in Europe is organized into three geographically huge central conferences, spanning numerous countries and extending into both North Africa and Central Asia. However, this expansive region only counts about 50,000 total church members.
One of Alsted’s links was to a February 2021 joint statement…