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
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
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