The machinations of United Methodist “powers that be” give a feeling that the playing field for the 2019 General Conference is being rigged for a certain outcome.
La Trinidad United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, has become a gathering place where people can discuss and work on community issues such as gun safety.
An uncomfortable spiritual discernment leads Cynthia B. Astle to question whether retributive actions are ethically correct for American Christians in the face of today’s widespread injustices.
United Methodists, including former first lady Laura Bush, have increased their opposition to the Trump Administration’s policy of separation immigrant children from their families.
The forced separation of immigrant children from their parents by the U.S. Border Patrol is state-sponsored child abuse that United Methodists should be working to stop immediately.
An ad hoc group had hoped to elect an entire delegation of LGBTQ clergy and laity, but the composition of the New York delegation fulfills the goal of a 2017 conference resolution to elect more LGBTQ delegates.
Members of the New York Annual Conference will vote June 9 on delegates to the special 2019 General Conference on United Methodist unity.
Two eminent United Methodist jurists warn that the church is facing a constitutional crisis as its leadership has violated church law in the Way Forward process and other events.
In what is widely seen as a blow to the Commission on A Way Forward process, the Judicial Council rejects the Council of Bishops’ argument that the 2019 General Conference is limited to hearing only its Way Forward proposal.
Sometimes, Cynthia B. Astle’s Southern heritage just wins out when it comes to considering events in religion news.