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No matter what the 2019 General Conference decides on homosexuality, a group of United Methodists thinks that those who cannot agree with the decision should be allowed to leave the denomination with their church property. more

A Way Forward 5 Comments

United Methodists will be presenters and participants in the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto, Canada, Nov. 1-7. more

Global Nature

A longtime leader who played a key role in the development of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Women, Dr. Edith Loane died July 17 after an illness. more

Global Nature

United Methodist bishops call for prayers for peace in Zimbabwe as violence breaks out following the first national election since President Robert Mugabe was deposed in 2017. more

In the World

The report from the Commission on A Way Forward is released in all four official languages used by the General Conference. more

A Way Forward

Charlie Baber's popular "Wesley Bros" cartoon characters take center stage in a new series of church history videos produced by United Methodist Communications. more

Local Church

The last two of ten resource videos on discernment and conversation concerning The United Methodist Church's Way Forward committee meetings have been released. more

A Way Forward

Western Jurisdiction groups have notified annual conferences of resources available to help immigrant families. more

Advocating Justice

More than 300 religion scholars, including some from United Methodist institutions, have issued a statement denouncing the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. more

Advocating Justice

Women of faith demonstrated at the U.S. border to demand reform of the immigration policies instituted by the Trump Administration. more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

The Rio Texas Annual Conference, in which several federal immigration detention centers are located, has set up a special website to post news of United Methodist response to the border crisis. more

Advocating Justice

Bishop Minerva G. Carcano offers a report on the situation with Glide Memorial UMC from the perspective of conference leadership. more

Local Church 3 Comments

The bishops "call upon United Methodists to be public witnesses regarding the plight and conditions of these children." more

Advocating Justice

The Rio Texas Annual Conference, site of several immigration detention centers, overwhelmingly passes a resolution asking the U.S. Department of Justice to halt the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents. more

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Petitions can be sent for the 2019 General Conference starting June 6. Detailed instructions on the form and process can be found online. more

A Way Forward

The new executive will oversee the transition of the social-action network from the nation's capital to a new home at Central United Methodist Church in Detroit, Mich. more

Advocating Justice

The latest emphasis asks United Methodists to pray daily for the 2019 General Conference on unity. more

A Way Forward

Bishop James Swanson Sr. announces that Mississippi Conference will keep the property of a breakaway congregation and install an interim pastor. more

Finance and Administration 9 Comments

Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation more

A Way Forward 7 Comments

Commission on a Way Forward

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Commission ends its work by learning which option the Council of Bishops has endorsed from the group's work. more

A Way Forward