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The Connectional Table Votes to Submit Legislation Proposal Related to Homosexuality

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

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

Council of Bishops to call for 2019 General Conference

St. Simons Island, Ga.: Through an affirmative vote at their fall meeting this week, the United Methodist Council of Bishops expressed their intent to...

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson writes dissent on Council statement

Dear Colleagues on the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, I send you greetings in the name of the Risen Jesus Christ! Yesterday, a statement was...

How we got here: Looking back at the nine months since Bishop Oliveto’s election

Next week the United Methodist Judicial Council will be meeting to consider a petition from the South Central Jurisdiction which questions the election, consecration and assignment of Bishop Karen Oliveto. Here's a look at the coverage of Oliveto's first nine months as a #UMC bishop.

General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

By Diane Degnan | United Methodist Communications Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon this week for their final meeting before General Conference 2016, the Commission on...

Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

Washington, D.C.: Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the...

Amicable breakup of UMC needed, pastor group says

By Sam Hodges | May 22, 2014| DALLAS (UMNS) A group of United Methodist pastors and theologians is calling for an amicable split of the denomination,...

Seattle’s big win provides United Methodists another opportunity to make a big difference

By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications & Young People's Ministry With the Seattle Seahawks heading to the Super Bowl for a second straight year,...

2 clergy face 24-hour suspension for gay weddings

Rev. Gordon Hutchins marries Wayne and Michael Simonson at his church in Tacoma, WA. Screen grab from the video, A Church Divided produced by Adithya Sambamurthy/The Center for...

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