Petition 80110, which passed without hesitation on the floor of the plenary.
Yes, friends - The United Methodist Church has virtually canonized Dietrich Bonhoeffer, haha. The petition reads:
Recognition of BonhoefferThere has never been doubt that we loved Bonhoeffer. Now its official!!! I LOVE it!
In keeping in line with the Church of England and the Church of Wales, we, as United Methodists, should also recognize Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a modern day martyr for the cause of Christ.
Rationale: During a time of grave darkness in Nazi Germany, Bonhoeffer shined the light of Christ all the way to a hangman’s noose. Nearly every clergy has studied him and used him in sermons and theological discourse. It is time we recognize his accomplishments and martyrdom of the highest calling.