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
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
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
Ire, joy follow resolution of bishop complaint
After similar resolutions of same-sex union cases, some United Methodists are working to ensure penalties in the future. Read More
Bishops call United Methodists to prayer in human sexuality statement
The Council of Bishops issued a statement concerning human sexuality, addressing diverse perspectives and calling for prayer. Read More
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