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Reconciling Ministries Network director responds to the Council of Bishops Executive Committee

In a statement released on RMNBlog (the blog site for the Reconciling Ministries Network(RMN))  Matt Barryman, RMN Executive Director expressed disappointment with the October 23 letter from the United Methodist Council of Bishops Executive Committee asking Bishop Melvin G. Talbert to refrain from performing a same-sex wedding ceremony this Saturday. Berryman focused particularly on the […]

Breaking news: SCJ College of Bishops recommends Bledsoe for NW Tex/New Mexico

The South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops has recommended that Bishop Earl Bledsoe be assigned to oversee the Northwest Texas and New Mexico Conferences. The jurisdiction’s episcopacy committee had voted to retire him involuntarily, claiming he had been an ineffective administrator in his four years of leading the North Texas Conference; but the Judicial Council overturned that action […]

Council sets fall date for Bledsoe appeal

The UMC’s Judicial Council has set Nov. 9-11 as the dates for its consideration of Bishop Earl Bledsoe’s appeal of his involuntary retirement. The council said in a statement that the meeting will likely be in Phoenix. The statement did not say whether there will be oral arguments. This will be a special meeting. The council […]