Human Sexuality

General Church
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter answers questions during a press conference about the United Methodist Church's Way Forward plan to address how the denomination ministers with LGBTQ individuals at the conclusion of the church's Council of Bishops meeting in Chicago in May 2018. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Arguments mount on Way Forward plans

Judicial Council flooded with written arguments about constitutionality of legislation going to special General Conference
General Conference
Bishop Kasap Owan Tshibang, a founding member of the Africa Initiative, addresses General Conference delegates and bishops meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, for training. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

African leaders support Traditional Plan

Latest Africa Initiative gathering draws General Conference delegates and bishops for discussion and training.
General Conference
The Alternative Plan Task Force, the Central Committee and the executive committee of the Korean Association of the United Methodist Church pray together at a joint meeting held in August 2-3, 2018. Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS

Korean United Methodists choose prayer over plans

Before the Special General Conference in February 2019, the Korean Association of The United Methodist Church urges the church to pray and work for unity.
Bishops
Attendees at the United Methodist Council of Bishops meeting in Chicago join in the "Praying Our Way Forward" closing worship service. The council deliberated on its final proposals to next year’s special General Conference that will address decades of division over how the church should minister with LGBTQ individuals. From left are: Jolynn Lowry, Bishop J. Michael Lowry, the Rev. Alex da Silva Souto and Bishops Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Hee-Soo Jung. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishops propose plan for Way Forward

Bishops are recommending a plan allowing more freedom around LGBTQ ordination and marriage, but submitting three plans to General Conference.

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