After months of consultation with members following the 2019 General Conference, First UMC of Dallas plans to affirm the sacredness of marriage, including same-sex unions.
Instead of sharing from the “hundreds” of responses to a draft of its doctrines, the latest Wesleyan Covenant Association newsletter focuses on criticizing its depiction by United Methodist News Service.
A coalition of United Methodist centrist and LGBTQ-friendly groups are supporting the movement known as Resist Harm, which will engage in acts refusing to comply with harsher restrictions on clergy and same-sex marriages.
Bishop Joaquina Nhanala, the first female United Methodist bishop in Africa, speaks frankly about the region’s refusal to support breaking up the UMC.
The Rev. Dr. Mark Holland says his organization will continue to push for a moratorium on clergy charges and church trials as the effective date of the Traditional Plan’s legislation looms on Jan. 1, 2020.
More than one region of the worldwide United Methodist Church is considering options around human sexuality and whether that conflict will split the denomination.
Various plans for the future of The United Methodist Church are among the topics planned for discussion at the conference.
The kindness of friends and a mission from God sparked the creation of United Methodist Insight, recalls its founder, Cynthia B. Astle.
Disaffiliation, proposed changes regarding sexuality and discontent among LGBTQ+ students at Duke Divinity School mark the latest happenings in the UMC struggle.
The new pre-General Conference orientation session for Central Conference delegates is a highly laudable addition, but it may be too late to counteract similar past efforts by traditionalist forces, writes Cynthia B. Astle