Archives for April 2017

Responses Across the Connection

Judicial Council Ruling Last night, the Judicial Council issued Decision No. 1341, responding to a petition by the South Central Jurisdiction for a declaratory decision concerning the application, meaning, and effect of the Book of Discipline in regard to the nomination, election, consecration, and/or assignment as bishop of a person who claims to be a “self-avowed practicing […]

Recently Read: “Consecration of Gay Bishop Against Church Law”

by Linda Bloom (UMNS) The consecration of a gay bishop violates church law, the top court of The United Methodist Church has ruled. However, the bishop “remains in good standing,” the Judicial Council said in Decision 1341, until an administrative or judicial process is completed. “Under the long-standing principle of legality, no individual member or […]

UMC Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference for 2019

Council of Bishops ​The United Methodist Church   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ​April 24, 2017   Washington, D.C.: The Council of Bishops (COB) has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In announcing the call, COB President Bishop […]

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