United Methodist Bishops condemn President Trump’s “offensive” remarks against immigrants

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"As reported, President Trump’s words are not only offensive and harmful, they are racist." Council of Bishops President Bruce Ough offers a strongly worded rebuke of President Donald J. Trump's language during negotiations with congressional leaders over immigration. He shares the Council of Bishops call to all United Methodists "to condemn this characterization and further call for President Trump to apologize."

African bishops won’t support call for dissolution of UMC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 24, 2018 FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE — Bishops in Africa have resolved not to support any proposed legislation that calls for splitting...

WJ Mission Cabinet endorses One Church Plan

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"It is after much prayer, study and discernment that we share with you that we believe that the One Church Plan is the best way forward for the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church." Members of the Western Jurisdiction's Mission Cabinet have endorsed the One Church Plan, noting their commitment to the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the church now, and a recognition of the need to create "generous space" for all to live faithfully their conscience as they follow Jesus.

Bishops offers video as resource for One Church plan discussions

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The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the...

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.

Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way...

UMC Bishops amend call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

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July 9, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United...

A Pastoral Letter to the People of The United Methodist Church from its female...

The failure of two constitutional amendments related to the rights of girls, women, and other vulnerable groups prompted the active and retired United Methodist female bishops to pen this pastoral letter to the church. The letter was affirmed by the entire council. "We see you. We weep with you. We seek your healing. We work for the healing of our church. We strive for a church and world that honors every person as a beloved child of God, made in the image of our Creator."

Q: What’s Next? A: You registering for this year’s Older Adult Retreat!

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Older Adults Retreat September 18 – 20, 2018 Lazy F Retreat Camp . Ellensburg, WA. Still thinking about going to the September Retreat?  You still have time...

Young Adult Network Seeks Applicants for Second Cohort in Ecumenism Training

With the first UMEIT (United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training): Young Adult Network training coming to an end, it is time for a new...

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