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Commission on General Conference Favors Discernment Process

By Diane Degnan | United Methodist Communications Portland, Ore.: The Commission on the General Conference gave the go-ahead for an alternative process of discernment for dealing...

Delegates, supporters stand with LGBTQ people

By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges May 14, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) As lay delegate Fred Brewington rose to address the United Methodist General Conference on...

2 big disputes ahead at General Conference

A UMNS Report by Heather Hahn. Image is a web-only design by Wordle/Kathleen Barry. Two proposals hover near the top of the controversy list as The...

111 clergy, clergy candidates come out as gay – #UMCGC

UPDATES with support from other faith leaders By Heather Hahn May 9, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) A letter from 500 openly LGBTQ clergy, future pastors...

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,...

Council of Bishops Names 32 Commission Members

Washington, D.C. The United Methodist Council of Bishops has announced the membership of the Commission on a Way Forward. "After three months of diligent and...

Poll: Making disciples tops United Methodists’ priorities; sexuality ranks low

More than 90 percent of members say church shouldn’t split over issue NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A new poll of United Methodists in the United States shows that...

WJ makes case that Bishop Oliveto’s election is legal

In a much-awaited moment, the Western Jurisdiction today told The United Methodist Judicial Council that last July’s election of Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto complied with church law.

Frank Schaefer reinstated as United Methodist clergy

By Kathy L. Gilbert | June 24, 2014 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) The Rev. Frank Schaefer had his ministerial credentials reinstated by a United Methodist...

GBOD: Upper Room Expands HIV/AIDs Prayer Booklet with New Translation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov. 27, 2012  – As the threat of HIV rises in the Philippines, The Upper Room has translated a booklet offering prayers...

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