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United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus

Supporters of the Simple Plan acknowledge the legislation faces long odds at the special General Conference next month. Nonetheless, they hope the proposal will help shape the UMC's way forward. Read more

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UMQCC Los Angeles

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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

Perspectives

Newly formed caucus plans several events while the church's "high court" decides several items related to LGBTQ+ issues. Read more

Advocating Justice

Messer Kammerer

Messer Photo Courtesy of Dakotas Conference; Kammerer Photo courtesy of the bishop

A new group of retired United Methodist clergy who seek full inclusion in the church for LGBTQ people will hold its first meeting in November. Read more

Advocating Justice

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

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Izzy Alvaran

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Conferences cannot exempt candidates from UMC ban on ordaining LGBTQ people, says Judicial Council. Read more

Finance and Administration

Alex de Silva Souto

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Spectators were prayerful, tuneful and respectful outside the April 25 public oral argument hearings before the Judicial Council regarding the Western Jurisdiction's election of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto. Read more

Finance and Administration

A recently formed group, United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus, issued an open letter to the church encouraging full inclusion for LGBTQ people in advance of the Judicial Council's session to consider several related petitions. Read more

Finance and Administration