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Participants report on the remote meeting in which Bishop Mark Webb "accused Upper New York United Methodists of not trusting one another and decried political maneuvering and hurtful rhetoric." Read more

General Conference 2019

Retired Bishop William Boyd Grove outlines why he doesn't support the Traditional Plan adopted by the 2019 General Conference. Read more

General Conference 2019

A retired clergy couple, the Revs. Richard and Carol Miller, respond to the actions of the 2019 General Conference. Read more


The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant muses on the repercussions of the 2019 General Conference. Read more


Dr. David W. Scott explains the process that kept some 30 international delegates from attending the 2019 General Conference. Read more

Global Nature

Bishop Karen Oliveto says that despite the disappointment of GC2919, she's staying for the sakes of mission, ministry and young people. Read more


Noted Christian ethicist and former seminary professor Dr. J. Philip Wogaman refutes arguments used to defend the Traditional Plan. Read more

Perspectives 4 Comments

Resistance to the Traditional Plan is taking shape in formal statements, open letters and proposed annual conference resolutions. Read more

General Conference 2019 6 Comments

The General Commission on the General Conference has appointed a task force among its members to investigate allegations of improper voting at the 2019 General Conference. An independent auditor may be brought in as well. Read more

The Rev. Joey Heath-Mason describes what it is like to be seen as “not living up to scriptural holiness” as a gay person in The United Methodist Church. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Denials of wrongdoing, along with counter-charges of impropriety, have emerged in a review of voting irregularities at General Conference 2019. Read more


The United Methodist connection is in grief because the Traditional Plan takes away the denomination's most basic characteristics, writes Bishop Karen Oliveto. Read more

Perspectives 8 Comments

Let's think long and hard before we move toward any dividing of The United Methodist Church, lest we suffer serious unintended consequences, says the Rev. John E. Harnish Read more

Perspectives 6 Comments

A friend's departure from the UMC as a result of GC2019 leaves Cynthia B. Astle wondering how many more United Methodists are "done" with the church, and if they'll ever return. Read more

Views from a Ridge 12 Comments

The actions of General Conference 2019 have caused "a prayerful pause" in the proposal for full communion between The United Methodist Church and The Episcopal Church. Read more

Global Nature 3 Comments

Public Religion Research Institute finds that strong majorities within all religious groups, including white evangelicals and Jehovah’s Witnesses, show sustained support for LGBT nondiscrimination policies. Read more

Advocating Justice 2 Comments

German United Methodists pledge to find a way to preserve unity amid diversity, writes communicator Klaus Ulrich Ruof. Read more


UPDATED: More congregations, clergy and individuals are publicly rejecting the Traditional Plan and vowing support for LGBTQIA people. Read more


The Rev. Dr. Mark Davies' Lenten discipline is to replace the discriminatory clauses in the Book of Discipline with more life and love. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments