Featured Topic: Homosexuality
What is the denomination's position?
The United Methodist Church affirms “that sexuality is God’s good gift to all persons. We call everyone to responsible stewardship of this sacred gift.” This affirmation is part of the denomination’s Social Principles. The United Methodist Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions describe the church’s beliefs and teachings on sexuality. Read a backgrounder.
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Personal Perspectives on Homosexuality and the Church
The topic can be challenging for people of faith. Read a variety of first-person reflections, meant to help us understand one another better.
Webcast: Conferencing on Human Sexuality
Leaders and theologians discussed human sexuality, our mission and United Methodist church law as part of a Connectional Table online conversation. View
Agreement resolves same-sex union complaint
A complaint against 36 pastors who officiated at a same-sex union has been resolved by agreement. Read More
Plea for Unity in The United Methodist Church
“Let us…meet this test as one church…even as we work through strong disagreements…about human sexuality,” write the Revs. Laurie Hays Coffman and Paul T. Stallsworth. Read More
Surveys across denominations show debates over issues such as same-sex marriage are seldom the cause of splits at the level of individual congregations. Read More
“What’s a Pastor To Do?”
What should United Methodist clergy do with regard to same-gender marriages? Bishop Mike Coyner offers a response. Read More
Coverage Summary: Frank Schaefer Case
The United Methodist pastor was reinstated after being defrocked for officiating at his son’s same-gender nuptials. Read More
Bishop Ken Carter: A Meditation on Accountability
There is significant conversation at the moment, in the secular media, in the church’s media, and in the social media about schism, division and unity. Visit Site
Hamilton: Church homosexuality law needs ‘local option’
A well-known United Methodist pastor and author looks for way to hold the denomination together amid tensions. Read More
Poll: Making disciples tops sexuality as church priority
A survey of United Methodists found sexual orientation and same-gender marriage ranked eighth in importance among issues facing the church. Read More
Updated: North Georgia clergy, laity take stand against schism
More than 580 have signed the covenant for unity, amid disagreements about homosexuality and other issues. Read More