Jeffrey Walton

Jeffrey Walton

Jeff Walton is Communications Manager for the Institute on Religion & Democracy and directs the Anglican program. He graduated in 2001 from Seattle Pacific University and is a member of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA.



United Methodist Schism

UMC Bishop: No Schism Proposals from Us

May 17, 2016

Council of Bishops President Bruce R. Ough says that the council is not putting forward any proposals at this time for dividing the 12.1 million-member global church.

David Watson

United Seminary’s Watson: It’s about Witnessing, not Winning

May 17, 2016

The United Seminary Professor speaks about his relationship with the Holy Spirit, the Christian call to stand for Biblical truth and the importance of witnessing to opponents.

Bishop Peter Torio

Filipino UMC Bishop Brings Greetings to Renewal Coalition

May 14, 2016

“I believe that at this time it is very important for us to affirm our connectional faith and UMC Book of Discipline as we continue to engage in mission,” declared Bishop Peter Torio.

United Methodist Kairos Response

Methodist Divestment Advocates Proclaim “Global Support for Palestine”

May 12, 2016

Speakers told of Palestinian farmers’ olive groves uprooted on the eve of harvest and water diverted to fill the swimming pools of Israeli settler communities. Lethal attacks against Israelis by militant groups such as Hamas were unmentioned.

Methodist Divestment

Methodists Hear Alternatives to Anti-Israel Divestment

May 10, 2016

Proposals to divest United Methodist pensions from companies that do business with Israel are counter-productive and will not foster a narrative leading to Middle East peace, according to a group working against divestment at the denomination’s top legislative gathering.

United Methodist General Conference Media

Amid Controversy, United Methodists Gather in Portland

May 9, 2016

Methodist clergy engaged in a campaign of ecclesiastical disobedience for marrying same-sex couples could face a roadblock this month as the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States gathers in Portland for a meeting of its top legislative body.


Unilateral Defiance on Gay Clergy Declared by New York, Baltimore-Washington Methodists

May 5, 2016

On the eve of United Methodist General Conference, two declining liberal regional bodies within the church openly defy the denomination’s prohibitions on ordaining sexually active gay clergy.

Charlotte Methodist

About That Charlotte Methodist Gay Wedding Church

April 26, 2016

Demographic data paints a picture of a congregation failing to reflect the diversity, growth and youth of the population that surrounds it.

Richard Cizik

Cizik Preaches Climate Conversion at National Cathedral

April 21, 2016

“A significant percentage of Americans believe climate change is a lie – a conspiracy,” Former National Association of Evangelicals official Richard Cizik preached at the National Cathedral. “But they also think green lizards run the government. But there is a blindness. It comes from seeing one’s self as lord of this world, not a steward in the Kingdom of God.”

Anglican Missionaries

Anglican Missionaries “Facing a Task Unfinished”

April 12, 2016

A major Anglican missions conference calls for churches to commit more resources and young adults to reach those who had never heard the Gospel.

UCC General Synod

Financial Crunch Hits United Church of Christ

March 24, 2016

According to UCC General Minister John C. Dorhauer, there are “multiple financial challenges that could impact the well-being of the national setting.”

Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels, in this still image taken from video on March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Church Officials Respond to Brussels Attacks

March 22, 2016

A compilation of statements from church officials following a series of bombings in Brussels, Belgium allegedly carried out by ISIS.