The Rev. Lloyd T. Nyarota, a United Methodist pastor from Africa serving in Canada, counsels the church to look to Jesus, not extremists, as the UMC’s way forward into a united future.
A concept from his Maungwe heritage – “unhu” – encompasses the human dignity, respect, self-control and community relationships that the Rev. Dr. Lloyd Nyarota believes is the only “way forward” for The United Methodist Church.
Out of the communal culture of his native Zimbabwe, the Rev. Lloyd T. Nyarota sees the difficult work of reconciliation as the “way forward” for The United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Lloyd T. Nyarota of Zimbabwe writes that Africa’s issues, such as polygamy and divorce, are far different from the sexuality debate that’s likely to consume the Commission on a Way Forward.