(RNS) — For too long, United Methodists have been merely coexisting, without community, and too many congregations have grown accustomed to a theological ambiguity that dishonors our heritage.
(RNS) — Ahead of a denominational clampdown on ordination and marriage beginning Jan. 1, First United Methodist Church of Dallas will take the bold step of closing 2019 with a service reaffirming marriage vows — both heterosexual and same-sex.
(RNS) — The plan would allow the United Methodist Church to create a new, fully independent body for more conservative or traditional churches and possibly another body for its most liberal wing.
(RNS) — Within an increasingly secular culture, the task for Christians is becoming, more and more, discerning not only how to engage the culture outside the church, but engaging each other within.
(RNS) — First Covenant Church Minneapolis is not alone in extending full rights to LGBTQ members. Less than 10 miles away in neighboring St. Paul, another Covenant church takes a similar stand.
(RNS) — Pete Buttigieg says God doesn't care that he is gay. Franklin Graham disagrees. But a recent survey suggests voters might be more open to a gay candidate than an evangelical Christian one.
(RNS) — Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer consider same-sex marriage 'apostasy' and will allow the children of LGBT Mormons to be blessed and baptized.
(RNS) — On Thursday (April 4), a group of 30 clergy, bishops and activists led by megachurch pastor Adam Hamilton will gather in Decatur, Ga., to strategize a future for those churches that cannot remain in a denomination that denies LGBT rights.
(RNS) — The door is still open to a decision that would force bakers to provide cakes for same-sex nuptials if they want to stay in business.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Even as a 48-year-old, heterosexual, married, white, privileged and resourced evangelical, I've found that 'coming out' in full support of the LGBTQ+ community has been a brutal experience.
(RNS) — The divide between liberals and conservatives has been baked into the UMC from its inception in 1968. It's time to let go.
LONDON (RNS) — This week it was the British Supreme Court’s turn to decide a case in which a bakery refused to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage.
(RNS) — LGBT groups in Romania claimed the definition of family in the measure would increase discrimination toward not only same-sex couples but also single parents or children raised by other relatives.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (RNS) — Realignments around LGBTQ inclusion cut both ways: Conservative as well as liberal congregations are breaking away and coming together in new ways.
(The Conversation) — Christian leaders are taking advantage of a rare public debate to mobilize Cubans against a proposed constitutional reform that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.