United Methodists joined some 100 pastors from North Texas who visited the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at conditions for asylum seekers and immigrants.
A group of centrists and progressives is offering a plan that would eliminate The United Methodist Church’s restrictions against LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, while allowing local churches that disagree to depart and organize into new forms o…
An ad hoc group has come up with a proposal to separate The United Methodist Church into two denominations based on their respective stances regarding the acceptance of homosexual practice.
The results of the special called 2019 General Conference have led many annual conferences to withhold their “fair-share” contributions.
Bishop David Alan Bard of Michigan and Bishop Scott J. Jones of Texas think they’ve come up with a plan that would preserve connectional ministries but allow more freedom of theology and practice.
A long, emotional day of General Conference, with telling though not final votes, left those wanting fuller inclusion of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church admitting discouragement, writes Sam Hodges of United Methodist News Service.
A United Methodist Communications survey finds United Methodists are “focused on different ends” of the church’s mission statement, “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Prospects for Claremont School of Theology’s move to Oregon, seen as a financial survival measure, have brightened thanks to a Los Angeles court ruling.
The Committee on Reference decided all 48 petitions in the Commission on a Way Forward report – including those of the One Church, Traditional and Connectional Conference Plans – are “in harmony” with the Council of Bishops’ call for the Feb. 23-26…
Efforts to keep the United Methodist Church unified despite differences over theology and human sexuality was rated the top news story of 2018.