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UMC ratifies women’s equality amendment

Women's equality advocates celebrate

The United Methodist Church has changed its Constitution to affirm equality and assert that women are not second class citizens in the family of God.

47-year-long debate grinds on

Bishops praying at General Conference 2019 before the debate begins

Issues before the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis have a history dating back to the 1972 General Conference in Atlanta. Click here for an interactive timeline.

Court rulings put focus on UMC’s future

The Dome in St. Louis, MO

Rulings by Judicial Council on actions of the 2019 General Conference have some church members celebrating and some moving on.

More on ‘next Methodism’

The United Methodist Church has been called to a season of prayer and respectful conversation.

Moving forward in trust

The Commission on the Way Forward is relying on the Spirit’s gifts.

Bishops rule on ordination questions

As required by the Judicial Council, two bishops have ruled on questions stemming from issues around gay ordination.

Bishops overrule resolutions

Bishops ‘rulings on resolutions regarding human sexuality go on to the Judicial Council.

Top court to review Oliveto election

The election of Bishop Karen Oliveto will be on the spring docket of the UMC’s Judicial Council.

No pause for sexuality debate

Annual Conferences meeting across the U.S. acted both in support and in non-compliance with the Bishops’ Offering of a Way Forward.

Conferences differ on full inclusion

As the 56 Annual Conferences in the U.S. meet, human sexuality and inclusion are topics for debate and vote.