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.
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.
Rulings by Judicial Council on actions of the 2019 General Conference have some church members celebrating and some moving on.
The United Methodist Church has been called to a season of prayer and respectful conversation.
The Commission on the Way Forward is relying on the Spirit’s gifts.
As required by the Judicial Council, two bishops have ruled on questions stemming from issues around gay ordination.
Bishops ‘rulings on resolutions regarding human sexuality go on to the Judicial Council.
The election of Bishop Karen Oliveto will be on the spring docket of the UMC’s Judicial Council.
Annual Conferences meeting across the U.S. acted both in support and in non-compliance with the Bishops’ Offering of a Way Forward.
As the 56 Annual Conferences in the U.S. meet, human sexuality and inclusion are topics for debate and vote.