The Judicial Council secretary has confirmed the special session will take up any petitions or requests from the Council of Bishops’ spring meeting.
Among other factors, the survey found that clergy, laity and church employees experienced fewer incidents of sexual misconduct since 2005.
United Methodists join other climate activists in Bonn, Germany to call for “bold action” on reducing the effects of human behaviors, such as burning fossil fuels, that harm the environment.
The Judicial Council, United Methodism’s “supreme court,” upheld past decisions and refused to rule on the constitutionality of the denomination’s policy terming homosexual practice “incompatible with Christian teaching.”
Devastation in Puerto Rico is hampering efforts to bring relief to Hurricane Maria’s survivors, including the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, writes Linda Bloom.
The General Commission on Status and Role of Women’s online survey seeks information from clergy and laity regarding instances of sexual harassment in The United Methodist Church.
As damage assessments continue in Florida, where the Florida Keys are especially devastated, churches in Irma’s path are also taking stock of her fury.
The people of Guam have heard North Korea’s threats before, but still United Methodists there pray for “wisdom and restraint on the part of all those with the instruments of such deadly force in their hands,”
Separate petitions from the California-Pacific and Denmark conferences seek a ruling from the Judicial Council on whether the issue of homosexuality legitimately falls under United Methodist doctrinal standards.
The effects of global climate change are no political ploy or hoax to the people of Liberia, where United Methodist Jefferson B. Knight is forming a group to care for creation.