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Over 60 Methodist Theologians Sign Statement to 'Retrieve the Riches' of Wesleyan Tradition amid LGBT Debate

Over 60 Methodist Theologians Sign Statement to 'Retrieve the Riches' of Wesleyan Tradition amid LGBT Debate

More than 60 Methodist theologians, professors and clergy have signed a statement of faith calling for a return to the core tenets of the Wesleyan-Methodist tradition amid a split within the United Methodist Church over its longstanding debate on LGBT issues.

Claremont School of Theology Ordered to Offer Land to Neighboring Universities

Claremont School of Theology Ordered to Offer Land to Neighboring Universities

The Claremont School of Theology must offer to sell its property to the neighboring Claremont Colleges for a price below market value, a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled earlier this month.

Jim Winkler Departs National Council of Churches after Two Terms as Chief

Jim Winkler Departs National Council of Churches after Two Terms as Chief

The National Council of Churches announced Wednesday (Jan. 26) that Jim Winkler, its general secretary and president since 2013, is leaving his post.

U.K. Methodist Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage, Recognize Co-Habiting Couples

U.K. Methodist Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage, Recognize Co-Habiting Couples

The Methodist Church of the United Kingdom has officially voted to recognize same-sex marriage and cohabitating couples.

Methodist Church Refuses to Hold Any Weddings until Same-Sex Marriage is Allowed

Methodist Church Refuses to Hold Any Weddings until Same-Sex Marriage is Allowed
An Austin church has voted to stop performing wedding ceremonies at the church until the Methodist church starts allowing same-sex weddings.

Methodist Pastor Keeps Job after Officiating Gay Wedding

Methodist Pastor Keeps Job after Officiating Gay Wedding
A United Methodist pastor in Charlotte, N.C., who performed a same-sex wedding earlier this year against the rules of her church is escaping without punishment.

Methodists Nominate 3 Openly Gay Candidates for Bishop

Methodists Nominate 3 Openly Gay Candidates for Bishop
At its quadrennial meeting last month, the United Methodist Church decided not to take up contentious LGBT issues. But that’s not stopping its regional conferences from making decisions on their own.
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