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May 24, 2016
IRD Board Member Sara Anderson shares her thoughts from observing the Church and Society A committee at General Conference 2016.
May 16, 2016
A Jericho-style march, storming the plenary floor in protest, a press conference, and non-violent protest training. LGBTQ UMC activists had a busy day at General Conference today.
May 14, 2016
Not every moment at United Methodist General Conference is controversial or unpleasant.
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.
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.
April 27, 2016
“They have demonstrated a profound lack of personal integrity, by breaking their own word, and an extreme disrespect for the majority of United Methodists, who do not agree with their actions,” says UMAction Director John Lomperis.
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.
March 29, 2016
“Governor Deal should be ashamed of himself for sacrificing the protection of pastors and faith-based organizations for the sake of approval,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari. “This isn’t compassion. It’s cowardice.”
March 28, 2016
The Christian worldview has its adversary in secularism, and the sexual consequences of that worldview has both severe legal implications and requires a difficult response for anyone being faithful to Christ.
March 28, 2016
We support the Covenantal Unity Plan to restore Christian discipline, accountability, and covenantal unity to the troubled United Methodist Church.