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Scouts asked to delay change

UMMen leaders cite ‘overwhelmingly’ negative feedback

UMMen encourages Boy Scouts to delay any proposed change to ban on gays. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on February 28, 2013

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013

2 agencies agree with change in Boy Scout ban

Brings position more in line with United Methodist Social Principles on homosexuality

United Methodist Church second to Latter-day Saints in congregations that host Boy Scouts groups. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on February 04, 2013

Word from Winkler — A significant couple of weeks

United Methodists have been mobilizing on gun violence, immigration reform and discrimination. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on February 04, 2013

Bishop endorses marriage fairness

Illinois legislature to consider ‘Religious Freedom & Marriage Fairness Act’

Acknowledges that United Methodist clergy can’t perform same-sex marriages and as bishop she can’t give permission to do so. read more »

by Bishop Sally Dyck
on January 18, 2013

Rescuing the Gospel from gays-vs.-Christians debate

Torn offers candid, even-handed analysis of devisive issue

Book reviewer asserts author has voice, story everyone needs to hear. read more »

by the Rev. Heath Bradley
on January 11, 2013

Save lives in Uganda

Anti-homosexuality bill called ‘world’s most harsh’

Sign petitions to Uganda president, Parliament speaker urging discussion, not oppression through 'comprehensively homophobic law.' read more »

by Amee Paparella
on December 19, 2012

‘Do the right thing’

Talbert cautions that sometimes the church doesn't always do so

At Multicultural Conference, bishop relates struggle to eliminate United Methodist language disparaging to gays to that for striking racism. read more »

by Annette Spence
on December 13, 2012

Word from Winkler — Militarism

Only two things are deemed incompatible with Christian teaching in the United Methodist Social Principles: homosexuality and war. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on October 24, 2012

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

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