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Reconciling Ministries Network

Reconciling Ministries Network has issued a public renewal of its commitment supporting the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life and leadership of The United Methodist Church. more

Jan 11, 2018 12:51 PM Advocating Justice 2 Comments

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Before and after the recent Judicial Council rulings on human sexuality cases, LGBTQ advocates issued statements saying they would continue their efforts for full inclusion in The United Methodist Church. more

Oct 30, 2017 6:30 PM Perspectives

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Reconciling Ministries Network, which advocates for the full inclusion of LGBT+ people in all aspects of The United Methodist Church, replies to proposals from the new Uniting Methodists movement. more

Sep 18, 2017 2:30 PM Perspectives

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The Rev. M Barclay is the first openly “non-binary trans person” to become a United Methodist deacon, according to Reconciling Ministries Network. more

Jun 5, 2017 6:19 PM Ordained Ministry 2 Comments

Jan Lawrence

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Reconciling Ministries Network has named Jan Lawrence as interim executive director, while the board conducts a search for a permanent successor to Matthew Berryman. more

May 30, 2017 2:15 PM Advocating Justice

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A United Methodist scholar in the Western Pennsylvania Conference refutes the Wesleyan Covenant Association's view that there is only one way to read and interpret the Holy Bible. more

May 24, 2017 1:53 PM Perspectives 7 Comments

Reconciling No Such Law

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"We give no authority to any legal decision that undermines God’s work and Word," said Matt Berryman, Reconciling Ministries Network executive director, in the organization's formal response to Judicial Council Decision 1354. more

Apr 29, 2017 9:22 AM Finance and Administration 1 Comments

Judicial Council 2016

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Advocacy groups that support or reject United Methodism's stance against homosexual practice will keep watch on the April 25-28 deliberations of the Judicial Council, the denomination's "high court." more

Apr 20, 2017 2:38 PM Finance and Administration 3 Comments

Reconciling Ministries Network plans an observance on Sunday, April 23, in support of the election and ministry of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto as a complaint regarding her status comes before the United Methodist Judicial Council. more

Apr 6, 2017 8:49 AM Ordained Ministry

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Matt Berryman, executive director of the Reconciling Ministries Network, thinks the Council of Bishops has erred in failing to name more LGBTQ people to the Commission on A Way Forward. more

Oct 25, 2016 11:52 AM Perspectives 1 Comments

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Its drive to achieve doctrinal purity -- whether from right or left -- will destroy The United Methodist Church unless it can recover the virtue of messy hospitality, predicts the Rev. Christy Thomas. more

Sep 26, 2016 3:14 PM Christy Thomas 8 Comments

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The Rev. Andy Bryan wants to reclaim many of the labels United Methodists use from their divisive connotations to a more broadly inclusive definition. more

Jul 28, 2016 4:32 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Unity Report

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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. more

May 18, 2016 11:23 PM 2016 General Conference

Minnetonka UMC Pride

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A suburban Minneapolis congregation finds itself spiritually and physically renewed by committing itself to full inclusion through the Reconciling movement. more

May 5, 2016 2:42 PM Local Church

Filipino RMN

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The first United Methodist community in the Philippines to join the Reconciling Ministries Network has been formed in Kabahaghari. more

Apr 21, 2016 6:04 PM Advocating Justice

Bishop Rodolfo Juan

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

Feb 16, 2016 4:28 PM Advocating Justice

Cynthia Meyer

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The Rev. Cynthia Meyer, pastor of Edgerton United Methodist Church in Edgerton, Kan., chose Epiphany Sunday to disclose her sexual identity to her congregation. more

Jan 5, 2016 5:41 PM Ordained Ministry 1 Comments

The Rev. Jeremy Smith of Hacking Christianity endorses a plea sent through the Reconciling Ministries Network for United Methodist bishops to take a public stand, collectively, against the violence and hatred aimed at American Muslims. more

Dec 18, 2015 8:00 AM Jeremy Smith 1 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

In a statement titled "For the Life of the World," Reconciling Ministries Network responds to a statement by African United Methodist bishops urging General Conference to uphold the UMC's stance against homosexual practice. more

Nov 5, 2015 5:57 PM Perspectives

Church front

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Reconciling Ministries Network, which advocates for the full inclusion of LGBT+ people in all aspects of The United Methodist Church, replies to proposals from the new Uniting Methodists movement. more

Sep 18, 2017 2:30 PM Perspectives

Reconciling No Such Law

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"We give no authority to any legal decision that undermines God’s work and Word," said Matt Berryman, Reconciling Ministries Network executive director, in the organization's formal response to Judicial Council Decision 1354. more

Apr 29, 2017 9:22 AM Finance and Administration 1 Comments

Cynthia Meyer

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The Rev. Cynthia Meyer, pastor of Edgerton United Methodist Church in Edgerton, Kan., chose Epiphany Sunday to disclose her sexual identity to her congregation. more

Jan 5, 2016 5:41 PM Ordained Ministry 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