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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. 

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The Way Forward, from Easter to Pentecost

"It is a time of being together in community, discerning the future and depending on God." Read More

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward hold discussions in small groups during their meeting in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, where they began to consider possible outcomes of the task entrusted to them by General Conference. (Photo by Maidstone Mulenga)

Commission on a Way Forward optimistic of future, delves into tough task

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward, in a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., expressed optimism at reaching consensus on a plan or plans to guide the Council... Read More

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