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Judicial Council will review a petition on the election of first gay bishop for The United Methodist Church when it meets in April 2017.
By Linda Bloom
Aug. 22, 2016 | NEW YORK (UMNS)
The petition from the denomination’s South Central Jurisdiction will be part of the council’s Spring 2017 meeting docket, its executive committee decided last week while meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, for orientation. Five new members of the nine-member Judicial Council were elected at General Conference 2016 in May.
Bishop Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian who previously was Read more
By Sam Hodges
Aug. 12, 2016 | UMNS
At the World Methodist Conference, church politics get checked — mostly — at the door.There’s no legislation, but plenty of preaching, teaching, singing and fellowship.
Think revival, but also think family reunion, with John Wesley as the common ancestor.
“This is a full-on celebration of the Wesleyan tradition that takes place once every five years,” said Sarah Wilke, publisher of The Upper Room, and program chair for the World Methodist Conference set for Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Houston.
As reunions go, this will be a big one, with attendance of 2,500 to 3,000 expected. Seventy percent of the early registration is from outside the United States. More than 70 denominations and other church groups will be represented, all sharing Read more