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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

Bishop responds to Judicial Council ruling on Rev. Frank Schaefer’s reinstatement

Statement by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson in response to the United Methodist Judicial Council’s ruling in Decision 1270 affirming the Rev. Frank Schaefer’s reinstatement as an Elder in full connection:I… Read more

Just Resolution achieved, dialogues continue

October may become a month of completion (like the corresponding number 10) for the Eastern PA Conference in regard to resolutions on the controversial issue of clergy performance of a… Read more

Just Resolution Achieved in Same-Gender Wedding Complaint

UMNS photo by Mike Dubose. ​A complaint regarding the same-gender wedding ceremony conducted by clergy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on November 9, 2013, at Arch Street United Methodist Church, was… Read more

Judicial Council hears arguments on Schaefer case

By Linda Bloom  Oct. 22, 2014 |MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UMNS) The question of whether an appeals committee was correct in restoring the clergy credentials of the Rev. Frank Schaefer was argued… Read more

Clergy to discuss covenant, sexuality in October dialogues

The Rev. Greg Ellis awaits an answer during legislative debate at Annual Conference in May. Of 25 resolutions before the body six were referred to the Cabinet and will be… Read more