GC2016 Issues Blog
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Americans are more polarized than ever. We United Methodists don’t want to be.
The United Methodist Church has tried to model an approach to disagreement that the U.S. political system would do well to emulate. Read More
Commentary: Overcoming the brink of schism
With the enormous issues and overwhelming debate on each that confronts The United Methodist Church today, General Conference 2016 has managed to do some holy conferencing. Read More
Commentary: GC2016 will hear Lumad plight
The Lumads, indigenous peoples in the Philippines, are on a pilgrimage in the United States to tell their stories of struggle and hope. Read More
Commentary: Who really has a say at General Conference?
ʽVoice’ matters more than voting percentages, and most voices are white, male, American Read More
Religion and Race agency charts new future
Commission and Religion and Race beginning conversations with the Commission on the Status and Role of Women on aligning the agencies' work. Read More
Judicial Council upholds security of appointment
The top court of The United Methodist Church has upheld church rules that ensure security of appointment for elders and associate clergy members. Read More
A response to A.W. Martin’s open letter to liberal or progressive friends
On October 1st, the United Methodist News Service published a blog post entitled An Open Letter to Liberal or Progressive Friends by A. W. Martin. Read More