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U.S. Labor Dept. announces final rule to protect workers

‘No one should live in fear of being fired or passed over or discriminated against at work simply because of who they are or who they love,’ Perez states. read more »

December 05, 2014

Supreme Court did not change Discipline

United Methodist laws on same-sex marriages remain

Virginia bishop encourages persons to ‘pray for each other, although we may have different opinions.’ read more »

by Bishop Young Jin Cho
on October 10, 2014

Human sexuality live stream event Nov. 1

Connectional Table seeks input, questions

Panelists contributed to ‘Finding our Way: Love & Law in the UMC.’ read more »

October 10, 2014

Schism through a young United Methodist’s eyes

In Wesley’s church of the 21st century love seems to be taking a back seat

Frustration in the denomination arises from contradictory, hypocritical statements. read more »

by Michael Moore
on June 13, 2014

Schism through a young United Methodist’s eyes

The United Methodist Church has always been important in my life. Growing up, my father was a pastor until I was around 13. The ideas and preaching of John Wesley were ingrained into my head and heart at a young age. As I have learned and appreciated the thoughts of Methodism... read more »

Posted by Michael Moore on June 11, 2014

United Methodist bishops suggest ways forward

Book addresses same-gender relationships debates

8 bishops enunciate, clarify pathways for faithful, responsible, constructive response to questions, conflict. read more »

May 13, 2014

Affirm human rights for all

Social-justice agency board declares support

Legislative actions that discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression violate human rights. read more »

March 05, 2014

Criminalization of homosexuality wrong

Global Ministries issues statement on human rights for all people

5 countries make homosexuality a capital offense, and imprisonment is possible in 66 countries. read more »

by Hope Morgan Ward and Thomas Kemper
on March 05, 2014

Same-gender marriage poses challenge

United Methodist Church’s positions on human sexuality face increasing public scrutiny

With addition of Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, New Mexico, 17 states and District of Columbia now allow same-gender marriage. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on February 20, 2014

Young clergy cite LGBT inclusivity among concerns

Inclusivity in church community cited most frequently

Clergy at leadership forum asked to list 3 issues that concern them most. read more »

by The Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on February 20, 2014

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