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Delegates and bishops join in prayer at the front of the stage before a key vote on church policies about homosexuality during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Korean clergy offer diverse perspectives on GC2019

While many support the Traditional Plan adopted by General Conference, some expressed concerns with the plan, disappointment over treatment of LGBTQ community.
The Rev. Hannah Ka. Photo courtesy of Hope UMC, San Diego.

Commentary: The Body of Christ can disagree

In moving from a homogeneous cultural tradition in Korea to multicultural faith communities in the U.S., the Rev. Hannah Ka came to appreciate that people of different views can still be in worship together.
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The Rev. Sungho Lee.  Photo courtesy of the Rev. Sungho Lee.

Commentary: The best scenario for the Korean church

Adding a graceful exit clause to the Book of Discipline would be the best way to keep the denomination together, one of the leaders of a Korean American pastors' group writes.
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Bishops and leaders of the United Methodist Korean Caucus gather to discuss the current issues of the special General Conference. The meeting took place Dec. 2 at Calvary Korean United Methodist Church in East Brunswick, N.J. Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Korean United Methodists and bishops struggle to find a way forward

Bishops hear concerns from Korean United Methodists about the One Church Plan.

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