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Social Concerns
Pat Luna speaks during a panel discussion at the Leadership Institute, held at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, Sept. 25-27. She was joined by the Revs. Adam Hamilton, Junius B. Dotson, Ginger Gaines-Cirelli and Michael Bowie. This year’s event focused on preserving, but reforming The United Methodist Church.  Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Annual event becomes forum on church’s future

Centrists and progressives turn Leadership Institute into discussion and strategizing session.
Social Concerns
UM-Forward is proposing a plan to the 2020 General Conference that would split the existing United Methodist Church into four new denominations. Image courtesy of UM-Forward.

N.E.W. Plan would create 4 denominations

UM-Forward is proposing legislation that would dissolve The United Methodist Church and form different global churches in its wake.
General Church
Church leaders gather for the opening of the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

What comes after GC2020 petitions deadline

The denomination’s top lawmaking body will see multiple options for the church’s future. But preparing takes months.