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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 and catch the latest news and updates.

Bishop Bruce R. Ough reads a statement about sexuality and the church from the denomination's Council of Bishops on May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Commission on a Way Forward: Membership Selection Progresses

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops has narrowed the list of potential nominees for membership on the Commission on a Way Forward to 29 individuals. Read More

Update on Commission on a Way Forward

The Council of Bishops Executive Committee says that an overwhelming number of nominations for the Commission on a Way Forward has delayed the appointment of commission members. Read More

Council launches prayer initiative: Praying Our Way Forward

As plans are underway for the establishment of a Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops is setting in motion a parallel prayer initiative called “Praying Our Way... Read More