A new group of retired pastors in the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference has formed in part to support Bishop Karen Oliveto and advocate for full inclusion of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church.
A recently formed group, United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus, issued an open letter to the church encouraging full inclusion for LGBTQ people in advance of the Judicial Council’s session to consider several related petitions.
Religion Communicators Council, a national organization for faith-based public relations and news producers, has honored several religious and secular media for quality in message and presentation.
Some 220 United Methodists are among 1,800 signers of a “friend of the court” brief supporting the first transgender rights lawsuit to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.
UM LEAD conference announces its roster of speakers for the January 2017 conference.
The Center for Health and Hope will honor United Methodist Bishop Karen Oliveto, a longtime AIDS care advocate, with its Murphy Award on Dec. 4.
Churches Uniting in Christ has issued a lengthy statement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline and in favor of alternative energy.
Two United Methodist caucus groups, Love Prevails and Methodists in New Directions (MIND) call for heterosexual members of the bishops’ Commission on a Way Forward to resign to make room for more LGBTQI members.