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May 27, 2016
Historical perspective is helpful in understanding why the recent United Methodist General Conference may have been the most faithful to Scripture and to the UMC Book of Discipline of any that have been held in the past forty years.
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 11, 2016
The film “An Act of Love” chronicles the open defiance by Frank Schaefer of the United Methodist Church’s prohibitions against homosexual marriage.
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.
April 13, 2016
A Progressive Christian blogger argues that “queerness” is not only compatible with the gospel, but also capable of detoxifying American Christianity.