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Love Your Neighbor Coalition

Organizers see the gathering as "a way to assist the larger United Methodist Church, by modeling a method of having important conversations with each other that reflect how we can be together conversationally and missionally in a changing world." Read more

Global Nature

LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies worshiped and strategized for the 2019 General Conference at a three-day gathering, "For Everyone Born," in St. Louis, Mo. Read more

A Way Forward

Unity Report

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

A roller-coaster of emotion and politics finally ends in the 2016 General Conference affirming a requested Council of Bishops' proposal for a way forward in the church's ongoing strife over human sexuality. Read more

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An adapted transcript of United Methodist Insight's podcast interview with the Rev. Steve Clunn, coordinator of the Love Your Neighbor coalition. Read more

Perspectives

There's a big difference between the conservative and progressive forces in United Methodistm – but it's not what you might think, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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A newly devised mobile application will allow those interested in the Love Your Neighbor Coalition to follow its activities before and during the May 10-20 General Conference in Portland, Ore. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott writes that the direct response of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition to a recent letter from African bishops about human sexuality is the kind of peer-to-peer engagement needed for a truly global United Methodist Church. Read more

Global Nature

Bishop Rodolfo Juan

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Israel Alvaran

Filipino United Methodists call for acceptance and compassion for LGBT people during human sexuality dialogue in Manila. Read more

Advocating Justice

A grant and leadership support for the Love Your Neighbor Coalition will provide representatives to international General Conference briefings. Read more

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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. Read more

Advocating Justice

Pray for the Church

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The Rev. Steve Clunn, coordinator for the Love Your Neighbor coalition of 11 organizations, outlines his deep concerns about the alternative legislative process on LGBT issues proposed by the General Commission on the General Conference. Read more

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Annie MacNeal

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Reserve delegate Annie MacNeal talks about being disempowered in a subcommittee because she read from notes on her iPhone. Read more

Views from a Ridge

James Cone

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The Rev. James Cone, considered the father of black theology, will present the sermon at the Common Witness worship service at General Conference on Sunday, April 29. Read more

Perspectives

Amory Peck

UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Amory Peck, whose part of the 2012 Laity Address was hailed as inspirational, discloses her sex orientation as a lesbian in advance of General Conference's "holy conversation" on human sexuality. Read more

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Rachel Harvey

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As the "unnamed woman" in a petition to General Conference, deaconess Rachel Harvey tells why she thinks working with Reconciling Ministries Network aligns with her Christian ministry. Read more

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CC delegates

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Volunteers with the 'Love Your Neighbor' coalition rescue 17 international delegates stranded at Tampa International Airport after weather delays. Read more

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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. Read more

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