Following the decision of the General Conference not to modify paragraph 161.F of the Book of Discipline, which relates to matters of Human Sexuality, supporters of a more inclusive church gathered around the table in the center of the plenary floor. Candles were burning. Crackers symbolizing Communion elements were on the worship table. In song and word the several hundred witnesses called for a more open church.
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Revised Social Principles reflect worldwide church
The Revised Social Principles has been on an eight-year journey and the writing team included United Methodists from the global membership of the denomination.
Scripture key to first draft of WCA discipline
The first glimpse of how a new Methodist denomination might look is available in the initial draft of a Book of Doctrines and Discipline released by the Wesleyan Covenant Association.