A new vote on the women’s equality amendment was taken after staff at United Methodist Communications reported an error in wording of the original ballot.
The five United Methodist bishops in the Western Jurisdiction say they feel it’s time to speak out against tighter restrictions against LGBTQ+ persons before the new rules take effect Jan. 1.
Bishop Kenneth Carter’s presidential address to the Council of Bishops stirred emotions at the autumn meeting, the last full conclave before the 2020 General Conference.
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, thinks the church should put a moratorium on clergy trials over LGBTQ+ issues until the 2020 General Conference.
UM Forward has submitted legislation to the 2020 General Conference to divide the denomination into four new churches along theological perspectives.
Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service provides an overview of the processes and procedures leading up to General Conference 2020.
First UMC Moheto in Kenya joined the Reconciling Ministries Network by a unanimous vote because it seeks human rights and equality for all, said its pastor.
United Methodist bishops and the denomination’s financial agency are responding swiftly to the request for action after the discovery of fraudulent voting at the special 2019 General Conference.
With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, organizers hope to improve proceedings at General Conference 2020.
General Conference Commission leaders said the decision was based on the lack of facilities to hold a denomination-wide legislative assembly, which typically draws thousands of delegates and observers.