Love Prevails

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Two United Methodist caucus groups, Love Prevails and Methodists in New Directions (MIND) call for heterosexual members of the bishops' Commission on a Way Forward to resign to make room for more LGBTQI members. more

Oct 31, 2016 11:16 AM A Way Forward

African Delegation

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Speaking on behalf of a coalition of African delegates to the 2016 General Conference, the Rev. Dr. Jerry Kulah of Liberia chastises American United Methodists' recent actions as unbiblical. more

Aug 11, 2016 6:15 PM Global Nature

Love Prevails

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Sue Laurie of Love Prevails refutes the allegation that pro-LGBTQI forces have "drawn swords" in their quest for inclusion in The United Methodist Church. more

Jan 26, 2016 1:44 PM 2016 General Conference 2 Comments

Fossil Free UMC, an organization devoted to ridding The United Methodist Church of investments and use of fossil fuels, is the 13th group to join the Love Your Neighbor Coalition preparing for the 2016 General Conference. more

Dec 11, 2015 12:26 PM Advocating Justice

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With 11 United Methodist caucuses among its participants, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition launches a new website and announces its vision for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. more

May 6, 2015 5:43 PM In the Church 1 Comments

2012 Round Tables

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The Rev. Bryan Bucher of the United Methodist Centrist Movement contends that those who favor a middle-of-the-road approach to human sexuality and church organization were deliberately snubbed by the Commission on the General Conference. more

Apr 29, 2015 1:14 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

LGBTQ Leaders

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After accepting an invitation to meet with the General Conference commission, LGBTQ leaders issue a response to the meeting. more

Apr 22, 2015 11:18 AM Advocating Justice


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Neither extreme in the debate over The United Methodism Church's future can claim moral high ground as long as their tactics focus on bullying and blackmailing the denomination into adopting their viewpoint, writes the Rev. Drew B. McIntyre. more

May 30, 2014 11:46 AM Perspectives 6 Comments

Demand for Inclusiveness

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Kathy L. Gilbert and Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service provide a comprehensive round-up of the most recent developments around the same-gender debate and potential division of The United Methodist Church. more

May 30, 2014 10:25 AM In the Church 2 Comments

Joel L. Watts looks at one of the so-called progressive groups, Love Prevails, that he counts among the extremes agitating for splitting The United Methodist Church more

May 28, 2014 6:03 PM 1 Comments


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Progressives who withhold their UMC contributions to promote inclusion are making the same error that LGBT opponents make – causing too much collateral damage to ministry and mission, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

May 15, 2014 3:46 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments


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The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre contends that dialogue on human sexuality isn't dead in the church, nor should it be if we are to be faithful to our Christian vocation. more

May 10, 2014 6:00 PM Advocating Justice

Your Way My Way

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Covenant and Order vs. Liberty and Chaos

Somewhere beyond "your way" and "my way" is God's way for The United Methodist Church, but how do we get there? wonders the Rev. Sky. McCracken. more

Dec 23, 2013 11:11 AM Sky McCracken 4 Comments

Love Prevails at CT

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An interruption by the pro-LGBT group Love Prevails prompted the Connectional Table to suspend its agenda Nov. 19 in favor of conversations around sexuality issues and the church. more

Nov 21, 2013 4:41 PM In the Church 1 Comments