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View the statement from Council of Bishops president Bishop Bruce R. Ough at the United Methodist General Conference on May 18.

Commission on a Way Forward

The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. 

Learn more about the Commission, catch the latest news and review moderator updates. Contact us at wayforward@umcom.org.

Commission moves onward and forward

Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week, the Commission on a Way Forward continued to make progress towards completing the groundwork for their task. Read More

Commission moderator Bishop Ken Carter (center, right) interviews Bishop Woodie White at the Commission on a Way Forward gathering on February 27 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Commission on a Way Forward convenes in Atlanta

The second meeting of the Commission on a Way Forward got underway in Atlanta February 27, as commission members spent time in reflection, discussion and work team meetings. Read More

February Update from the Moderators of a Commission on a Way Forward

The Commission on a Way Forward has begun meeting, and reporting of our conversation has been shared with the church. Read More