A Pastoral Response to A Love Letter To Our Church From LGBTQI Religious Leaders

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We speak from among those who are called to shepherd the United Methodist flock. Our hearts break knowing that some United Methodists from their...

PASSED: Action of Non-Conformity with the General Conference of The United Methodist Church –...

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June 25, 2016 | Puyallup, Wash. After much debate, legislation received from a task force empowered by the previous day's Committee of the Whole was...

Biblical Obedience

By Roy I. Sano, Bishop | The United Methodist Church A growing number of United Methodist clergy are conducting same gender unions in violation of...

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

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The secretary of the General Conference just announced that an error was made in the text of proposed Constitutional amendment #1 as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. A new ballot is being prepared for voting by annual conferences at their next meeting; however, some conferences will not meet again until 2019.

Judicial Council ruling finds #UMC Book of Discipline incapable of contextual adaptation

The Rev. Mary Huycke, first elected clergy delegate from the PNW and chair of the WJ Episcopacy Committee, responds to the ruling released by the Judicial Council today. Huycke writes that it was "our church law that was on trial here." The ruling confirms for her that the Book of Discipline lacks the ability to adapt "during a time of transition."

COB President Addresses Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Election Results

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Peoria, Ill.:  Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement regarding the results of today’s Episcopal...

Fascinating Find Sheds New Light on John Wesley

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Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK | UM Newswire A team of scholars steeped in early Methodism, a movement started by the Anglican preacher John Wesley, announced today the discovery...

A letter to the West from Bishop Karen Oliveto

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July 18, 2016 Dear sisters and brothers of the Western Jurisdiction Conference, “Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive...

The Connectional Table Votes to Submit Legislation Proposal Related to Homosexuality

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Nashville, Tennessee: Meeting in Nashville today, the Connectional Table voted to submit a compromise legislative proposal to the 2016 General Conference that removes prohibitive...

United Methodist body considers change to sexuality stance

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The Rev. Pamela Lightsey, associate dean for community life and lifelong learning at Boston University School of Theology, shares her views during the April...

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