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Way Forward commission ends its work. Bishops’ clarify vote

The following statement of clarification was crafted by the bishops who served on the UMC’s Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of… Read more

Bishops to decide ‘Way Forward’ proposal, change leaders

In its historic spring meeting, April 29 to May 4, in Chicago, the UMC’s Council of Bishops  is expected to certify five constitutional amendments ratified by annual conferences, elect new… Read more

Bishop’s Report on the UMC Commission on a Way Forward

To the Eastern Pennsylvania  Conference As you know, a 32-member Commission on a Way Forward was appointed by the Council of Bishops to assist the bishops in their charge from… Read more

Study commission to follow Bishop’s forum  on religious freedom, LGBTQ rights, church unity

Bishop Peggy Johnson convened on May 20 a forum in response to the *Religious Freedom Resolution (#2016-18) “committed” to her by the 2016 Annual Conference in lieu of legislative action…. Read more

Churches unite in prayer for UMC’s future

“Fill your servants with your Holy Spirit.  May they seek you for wisdom, knowledge, love, compassion and clarity as they follow your leading.” About 40 congregants repeated that hopeful appeal… Read more

Members of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church hold glow sticks during a prayer vigil in response to the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.Members of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church hold glow sticks during a prayer vigil in response to the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.

After Orlando’s tragedy leaders urge prayer and action

Leaders across The United Methodist Church–from bishops to pastors to laity–are calling for heartfelt prayers in their lamentations over the bloody massacre that killed an unprecedented 49 people and injured… Read more

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UMCom survey finds changing views on key issues

Study compares attitudes before and after historic Supreme Court decision A new survey from United Methodist Communications found that the United States Supreme Court’s decision in June to allow same-gender… Read more

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UMC bishops support PA Non-Discrimination Act

Pennsylvania’s three United Methodist bishops are calling upon the state’s legislature to pass the Pennsylvania Non-Discrimination Act (SB/HB 300) during the current session. A joint letter from Bishops Peggy Johnson… Read more

Complaint against Bishop Talbert resolved

A resolution has been reached in the complaint against retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, who blessed the union of two men in 2013, in violation of church law. The parties… Read more

Bishops call United Methodists to prayer in human sexuality statement

Oklahoma City, Okla.: The Council of Bishops issued a statement concerning human sexuality, addressing their diverse perspectives and calling the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer,… Read more