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Church Court Faces Resolutions on LGBTQ Inclusion


When does a resolution related to LGBTQ people count as aspirational and when does it condone violations of church law?

Ukrainians may be Moved From Russian Bishop's Area


Can a Russian bishop effectively oversee Ukrainian United Methodists, given the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine and hostilities between the countries that go back years?

Bulgaria-Romania United Methodists Vote to Leave


The Bulgaria-Romania Provisional Annual Conference has voted to leave The United Methodist Church and join the Global Methodist Church when that new, traditionalist denomination begins operations on May 1.

Full Communion Plans With Episcopalians on Hold


The third postponement of The United Methodist Church’s legislative assembly not only has disrupted plans for a formal denominational separation but also for an interdenominational accord.

United Methodists Pass Plate for Ukraine


From baking pound cakes to pounding drums in benefit concerts, United Methodists have been raising funds to help Ukrainians whose lives have been upended by the Russian invasion of their country

Church Court Evaluates Bishops’ Decisions


Even in these days of instant communications, an annual conference must wait until it is in session to vote on any changes to its standing rules.

Effort Aims to Stop General Conference Delays


General Conference organizers are looking at strategies to prevent further delays of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly beyond 2024.

Blessed be Their Ukrainian Ties


For United Methodists with close ties to Ukraine, the Russian invasion of that country is an ever-present, wrenching concern, keeping them tethered to news reports and social media, and costing them sleep.

Faith Leaders and Members of Congress Work Toward Responsible Climate Legislation


Religious leaders for the Board of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment met with House Representatives on Capitol Hill to build bridges for the care of creation and climate justice.

Delegates Urge Hope for Denomination's Future


Since the postponement of General Conference to 2024, much of the news has been about church disaffiliations and denominational divisions.

NEJ Bishops Issue Statement of Vision, Re-Commitment and Hope


As your servant leaders looking toward the future, full of possibility and promise, we boldly and unequivocally declare who we intend to be...

Women’s Agency Hits Refresh, Expands Welcome


The name change that’s transformed “United Methodist Women” into “United Women in Faith” was announced the same day word came that General Conference was being delayed again, this time until 2024.

Meeting at Church Shut to District Leader, Wife


Conflict in The United Methodist Church took an unusual and highly public form on March 8, when a Florida Conference district superintendent was denied entry to one of the churches he oversees.

Questions, Anger Follow General Conference Delay


By Heather Hahn | UM News   Delegates and visitors listen to debate on petitions at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. The third postponement of the 2020 General Conference to 2024 has provoked strong reactions across The United Methodist Church. At the same time, a breakaway denomination is getting ready to launch. File photo by Maile Bradfield, UM News. Key Points: United Methodists are responding to the third General Conference postponement with strong emotions ranging from ...

Bishops Seek Ruling on Whether an Annual Conference Can Leave UMC


The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is requesting a declaratory decision from the Judicial Council on whether an annual conference can separate from the denomination under the provision of the Book of Discipline.

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