(RNS) The Rev. Cynthia Meyer said she is 'heartbroken' by the resolution.
Tag - United Methodist Church
(RNS) Despite controversy, Bishop Karen Oliveto tells RNS the feedback she has received since her election has been 'nothing but a deluge of wonderfully loving emails from around the world.'
(RNS) The United Methodist Church elected and consecrated the Rev. Karen Oliveto as its first openly LGBT bishop in a move the head of its Council of Bishops says 'raises significant concerns and questions of church polity and unity.'
(RNS) The United Methodist Church decided not to take up contentious LGBT issues. But that's not stopping its regional conferences from making decisions on their own.
(RNS) Tara 'T.C.' Morrow needed a two-thirds vote to become a provisional deacon.
(RNS) Decades ago it never occurred to me nor to many evangelicals in United Methodism that our church's membership decline and theological liberalism in America would be reversed by dramatic growth in Africa.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) But delegates on all sides of the issues were hopeful as the conference ended.
(RNS) Faced with protests, delegates consider convening a special session of the church's General Conference in 2018 or 2019 to discuss LGBT issues.
It's not just at the General Conference. United Methodists in the pews are also split over LGBT issues.
(RNS) On a 478-318 vote, delegates called for their church to cancel its membership in the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The contentious issue of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions arises at the United Methodist Church's general conference.
(RNS) The General Conference voted down a discernment process that would have allowed delegates to discuss contentious issues in small groups.
It's a titanic clash, tragic, unresolvable, filled with conflict and pain.
(RNS) On the eve of the Methodist General Conference, Hillary Clinton has expressed her opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or “BDS,” one of the major issues set to be considered at the conference.
(RNS) Delegates to the United Methodist Church's General Conference will consider more than 1,000 proposals over two weeks.