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GC2012: Will the UMC say ‘I do’ to all?

United Methodists once more will take up denomination's ban on gay clergy and same-sex marriages as lawmaking body meets. Read More

GC2012: Where views on marriage differ

Lawmaking body will take up petitions that argue for traditional marriage between man and woman and petitions that urge a new definition. Read More

Finance group stands by $603.1 million budget

General Conference tries to balance local church finances with mission needs as it determines how to allocate funds. Read More

Restructure draws finance agency warning

GCFA board says agency consolidation could put denomination at greater liability risk, jeopardize tax-exempt status for some. Read More

Connectional Table splits on petition

Proposal to redistribute $60 million sparks debate even though the proposal originated with the 60-member body. Read More

Science can help church keep its young folk

Clergy Letter Project and Evolution Weekend offer opportunities to show young people that church door is open to them. Read More

Bishops vow to uphold same-sex union ban

Council of Bishops' letter is first response after statements by United Methodist clergy willing to bless such unions and by clergy opposed. Read More

Bishops react to homosexuality statement

Some urge prayer and dialogue. Others express disappointment. Still others support a call to lift ban on gay clergy. Read More

Voice of faith crucial to young gays

The church has long been conflicted over homosexuality, but a recent rash of suicides shows the need for compassion remains. Read More

Book of Discipline: ¶ 2702 Chargeable Offenses and the Statute of Limitations

1. A bishop, clergy member of an annual conference (¶368), local pastor,14 clergy on honorable or administrative location, or diaconal minister may be tried when charged (subject to the statute of limitations in ¶ 2702.4)* with one or more of the following offenses:... Read More

Gay rights supporters react tearfully to an April 30 vote at the 2008 United Methodist General Conference, retaining the church's position that the practice of homosexuality is

United Methodists uphold homosexuality stance

After forceful arguments on both sides, delegates retain language in the denomination's Book of Discipline. Read More

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