The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops has urged Bishop Melvin Talbert not to perform the same-gender marriage in Birmingham, Ala.
Tag Archive: Social Principles
August 9, 2013
United Methodists in East Congo communities ravaged by war, diseases, rape and insecurity welcomed the denomination’s social justice agency for a July seminar on issues such as conflict resolution, social justice, violence against women and the fight to end malaria.
May 2, 2013
Tragedy comes in threes, some say. If that is so, then we’ve had our share on U.S. soil over the past two weeks. What’s left are vexing questions about what we can and will do next to limit future tragedies.
Tags: Social Principles
October 5, 2012
On October 1st, the United Methodist News Service published a blog post entitled An Open Letter to Liberal or Progressive Friends by A. W. Martin. In the post the author, Bill, refers to himself as “a long-time member of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) and the Reconciling Ministries Network” (RMN). Bill then …
May 4, 2012
by Laura Allen
I sat down with Kathy Gilbert and Tita Parham this morning to talk briefly about what happened during yesterday morning’s plenary session at GC2012. Two items stating Christians have different opinions about homosexuality were not approved by the 2012 General Conference, which means the original language of the Book of Discipline, Paragraph 161F, remains …
May 3, 2012
by Laura Allen
The issue of human sexuality in the United Methodist Church was the business of the morning; reaction to it took us into the early afternoon. This edition of GC2012 Radio features the voices and sounds of the day. gc2012Radio: May 3, 2102 Voices heard in the piece: Bishop Tom Bickerton (Western PA area) Rev. …
May 2, 2012
One of the pieces of legislation calls for “the General Board of Church and Society to lead and initiate a process to revise the Social Principles…with the goal of making them more succinct, theologically founded and globally relevant.” By a two-thirds vote of the delegates the revision effort, including composition of the study committee, was …
May 1, 2012
“We stand united in declaring our faith that God’s grace is available to all, that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” So said the delegates to the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church in approving an addition to the beginning of the preamble to the denomination’s Social …