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Reconciling Ministries Network lays out its stance on legislation coming before the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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Reconciling Ministries Network issues a statement of continued support for the Rev. David Meredith, an openly gay United Methodist pastor whose case has been remanded back to the West Ohio Conference by the Judicial Council. Read more

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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

Members of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition, an affiliation of 13 United Methodist advocacy groups, will meet July 25-30 in St. Louis, Mo., to strategize for a more inclusive church. Read more

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Former licensed local pastor Anna Golladay, fired for performing a same-gender wedding, gives a first-person account of the event. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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." Read more

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

Advocating Justice

Of all the Way Forward comparisons floating around the Internet, Reconciling Ministries Network recommends one created by Way Forward commission member Dave Nuckols. Read more

A Way Forward

Reconciling Ministries Network, an unofficial United Methodist caucus of LGBTQ people and their allies, contends that firing local pastor Anna Golladay for peforming a same-gender wedding has harmed the churches she served. Read more

Local Church

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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