United Methodist leaders report on what the denomination is doing – and what it’s prevented from doing – to aid immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Supporters of the Modified Traditional Plan say they’re glad the model was approved, but they are saddened at the prospect that the UMC may split because of the decision.
Some are already questioning whether members of the Commission on the General Conference can fairly investigate, since the commission credentials and oversees voting at General Conference.
After hours of delaying tactics by opponents, the United Methodist General Conference 2019 delegates passed The Traditional Plan 438 to 384.
After passionate speeches, prayers and tears, the “one, last shot” for the One Church Plan was defeated by a vote of 449-374 at The United Methodist Church’s 2019 General Conference. The rest of the day was spent trying to delay the Traditional Plan….
The clause that says churches hold their property “in trust” for the denomination goes all the way back to John Wesley, writes Kathy L. Gilbert.
Several of the valid petitions for the 2019 General Conference focus on who keeps church property if there is a split in the denomination over the issue of inclusion or exclusion of LBGTQ persons.
United Methodists, including two Hispanic bishops, joined some 400 other people of faith in a demonstration on behalf of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
United Methodists seek to go behind harsh rhetoric to find out the truth about migrant caravans headed to the United States.
Find out what it’s like at the U.S.-Mexico border in this feature article by Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service, with photos by Mike DuBose