(RNS) — Many US United Methodist leaders see the delay as a blessing, allowing more time and cooler heads to consider a split. Others are concerned about ongoing damage after decades of debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians in the church.
(RNS) — With a vote postponed due to the coronavirus, we can still start moving toward a better Methodist future without endless battles.
(RNS) — If the court rules the plan is constitutional, delegates could take up the proposal, called 'A Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation,' at the United Methodist General Conference May 5-15 in Minneapolis.
(RNS) — Participants offered a behind-the-scenes look at how they arrived at a proposal, announced earlier this month, that would allow conservative United Methodist churches and conferences to split from the denomination over their beliefs barring LGBTQ United Methodists from ordination and marriage.
(RNS) — 'I thought that the church and what it stands for and its impact on the day-to-day lives of people was important and that we should step up and try and preserve that, which hopefully we've done,' says Feinberg.
(RNS) — Now that the Methodists have reached the precipice, the very complicated organizational work of division has to get underway, and one thing is sure: Nothing will happen quickly.
(RNS) — Evangelical churches, the Southern Baptist Church included, should be mindful of the growing support among their younger members on questions of human sexuality.
(RNS) — The divide between liberals and conservatives has been baked into the UMC from its inception in 1968. It's time to let go.
ATHENS, Greece (RNS) — Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew's decision to recognize an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church has led to fears of a schism among Orthodox Christians.
(RNS) — There is talk of schism as the American bishops meet in Baltimore this week, but In order to have a schism, you need truly divisive issues that split the community.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Attracted by the prospect of serving God while raising a family, Catholic priests have left the mainstream faith for the Renewed Universal Catholic Church.
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.
(RNS) — The United Methodist Church's decade-long debate over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage is heading for a showdown in February that will determine whether the denomination will split up or go forward together.
(RNS) — The question of homosexuality and the church splits another Protestant group.
(RNS) Evangelicals are divided on whether those excited by the election of Donald Trump can reconcile with those who see him 'representing all of the things Jesus stood against.'
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