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Uniting Methodists

David Field Uniting

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The true heart of United Methodism's threat of schism isn't power or sex; it's the lack of love for those with whom we disagree, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Nov 17, 2017 2:08 PM Views from a Ridge 1 Comments

What's Next Panel

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Three members of the Way Forward Commission impressed some 200 United Methodists by speaking candidly about the challenges of their work and the prospects for the church's unity. more

Nov 14, 2017 6:32 PM A Way Forward 2 Comments

Uniting Methodists Panel

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The first public gathering of the new Uniting Methodists movement draws an explanation of its goals and some questions about its purpose. more

Oct 2, 2017 6:20 PM A Way Forward 2 Comments

The United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus critiques the Uniting Methodist Movement as embodying the very principle it says it rejects, namely "all that divides." more

Sep 21, 2017 3:54 PM A Way Forward 5 Comments

Rainbow blooms

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In the last of the three parts, the Rev. Jeremy Smith that he can support Uniting Methodists for now, waiting to see whether its final proposal supports full inclusion or maintains exclusion of LGBTQ+ people. more

Sep 21, 2017 3:54 PM Jeremy Smith 1 Comments

Fault Likes

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After a week of online posts about the newly formed Uniting Methodists Movement, the Rev. Jeremy Smith offers a three-part series on how he, an LGBTQ+ ally, worked through implications of the new entry into the UMC's sexuality debate. more

Sep 21, 2017 3:54 PM Jeremy Smith 2 Comments

Inclusion Attempted

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A new group, Uniting Methodists Movement, promotes a solution of staying together as a denomination despite deep differences over the acceptance of homosexuality. more

Sep 20, 2017 5:20 PM A Way Forward 5 Comments

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

One of the leaders of the newly formed Uniting Methodists organization, the Rev. Adam Hamilton argues for centrism as a valid expression of United Methodist unity in diversity, holding together extremes of left and right. more

Sep 15, 2017 10:41 AM Perspectives 8 Comments