The Rev. M Barclay is the first openly “non-binary trans person” to become a United Methodist deacon, according to Reconciling Ministries Network.
United Methodist leaders express their disagreement with President Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris climate accord.
The Connectional Table, the UMC’s program and budget coordination agency, has approved a plan to connect the evaluation of United Methodist general agencies with the development of the denomination’s budget.
Despite strong resistance to the idea at the 2016 General Conference, United Methodist leaders say that some kind of U.S. structure will be needed to implement the expected global Book of Discipline in 2020.
United Methodist ministries with migrant people will receive two forms of funding, says the denomination’s program and budget coordination agency.
Judicial Council Ruling 1341 regarding the Western Jurisdiction’s election of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto has long-term, far-reaching effects on The United Methodist Church, say legal experts.
In its second general meeting, The Wesleyan Covenant Association talks about the possibility of a “Paul and Barnabas” moment for The United Methodist Church
People with widely varying theological viewpoints claim to be “evangelical,” writes Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. Just don’t call them fundamentalist.
“Loosening the connection” is one way the Commission on A Way Forward might get The United Methodist Church past its current impasse over the acceptance of homosexuality, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service
A gathering of United Methodist seminary professors offered scholarly papers on human sexuality and the nature of the church, intended to aid the Commission on A Way Forward, reports Heather Hahn.