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Connectional Table Adopts Principles for Discerning Plans

The Connectional Table voted to adopt principles to aid United Methodists in discerning plans when shaping and guiding the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Connectional Table Shares Vision for Next Quadrennium

The Connectional Table voted to submit legislation to General Conference in May 2016 to examine how the church may better model worldwide connection through its Connectional Table membership. Read More

The Rev. Kennetha J. Bigham-Tsai explains that a piece of legislation is in line with the Connectional Table’s mandate in the Book of Discipline to address “emerging issues.” Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Church body seeks greater openness on human sexuality

Under proposed legislation, pastors could perform same-gender weddings and conferences could have openly gay clergy. Read More

Members of the ethnic caucuses of the United Methodist Church celebrate diversity in the Church.

We, Too, Are United Methodist (Episode 1)

Video series is an opportunity for dialogue with the five ethnic caucuses of the United Methodist Church View

The Rev. Alindo Romão shows mosquito larvaes to women in this 2014 photo. File photo, Imagine No Malaria

Dollars in the plate save lives in Africa

Here is how your gifts to The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign make it to the people who need it. Read More

United Methodist women present a traditional dance from northern Mozambique during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters and Connectional Table. Photo by the Rev. Rodney Steele

Plans under way to make Discipline truly global

A committee for The United Methodist Church is trying to determine what parts of its Book of Discipline are not adaptable outside the U.S. Read More

The Connectional Table Joins Standing Committee at Historic First Joint Meeting in Mozambique

The Connectional Table and the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters held an historic first joint meeting Monday, February 9, in Maputo, Mozambique. The two bodies met to share strategies toward strengthening the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Read More

Connectional Table members spoke in small groups about different legislative approaches to the denomination's sexuality debate during their meeting in Maputo, Mozambique. Pictured from far left are Monalisa Tuitahi, the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai (standing), Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Rev. Tamara Brown, the Rev. Ole Birch, the Rev. Harald Rückert and Josephine Deere. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS

Church body proposes more open stance on homosexuality

Connectional Table is moving forward on a proposal to remove “prohibitive language” in church law and allow openly gay clergy. Read More

The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force Hosts Third Panel on Human Sexuality

The Connectional Table's Human Sexuality Task Force hosted its third and final panel on human sexuality, with the Human Sexuality Legislative Team presenting possible approaches for General Conference 2016. Read More

The Connectional Table held a  panel on human sexuality on Feb. 10, 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique. From left are Nordic and Baltic Bishop Christian Alsted, the Rev. Israel Alvaran of the Philippines and the Rev. Nday Bondo, a lecturer at Africa University. Photo by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Sexuality panel displays church’s global variation

Church leaders from outside the U.S. express views as broad as the globe itself on the denomination’s ban on gay practice. Read More

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, second from right, speaks during a webcast on human sexuality. At his left are the Rev. Amy Valdez Barker and Neil Alexander. At his right is Bishop Hope Morgan Ward. Photo by Harry Leake, United Methodist Communications

Church sexuality panel views mother’s video

A church panel tackled struggles of gay and lesbian members and questions of how the denomination lives together amid the debate over sexuality. Read More

Council of Bishops meets in Oklahoma City

United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Oklahoma City for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 2-7, 2014. Read More

United Methodist leaders, including seven bishops, will join in a panel discussion on human sexuality on Saturday, Nov. 1. They are all contributors to the book “Finding Our Way.” Pictured clockwise from left are Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, Bishop J. Michael Lowry,  Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Neil M. Alexander and Bishop John K. Yambasu. Photos courtesy of the Council of Bishops

Panel aims to spur conversation on sexuality

The expansion of same-gender civil marriage in the U.S. has people buzzing, but church leaders say more United Methodists need to join church discussion. Read More

Connectional Table to host human sexuality live stream

The Connectional Table seeks input and questions from United Methodists for November 1 event. Read More

Retired Bishop Daniel C. Arichea Jr. describes his personal journey during an online dialogue on human sexuality, held April 29 by the United Methodist Connectional Table. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward listens.

United Methodist body considers change to sexuality stance

The Connectional Table hosted the first of a series of online dialogues to gather input on human sexuality issue. Read More

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