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Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is a phrase that encompasses many aspects of humanity and is intrinsic within each of us. We are, as creatures of God, sexual beings regardless of our ethnicity, gender, or age. Our sexuality is present when we are born and is with us until we die. It shapes... Read More

So much to do

More than a decade addressing so many important women and family issues

The truth about this work: Despite a lot of hard effort and some successes, women's advocate says she never felt as if she was doing enough. read more »

by Linda Bales Todd
on August 06, 2012

Hope against hope

United Methodist Church’s anti-homosexual stance survives ‘common-sense’ proposal to change it

Local congregations across U.S. are thriving by ignoring denomination’s strictures and embracing radical hospitality, intentionally welcoming everyone regardless of sexual orientation. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on May 15, 2012

Prophetic responses in Virginia

State senator, pastor create turmoil demanding action to thwart them

While frequently not the popular thing to do, moments arise when it becomes clear that we are speaking and acting for God. read more »

by Bishop Charlene Kammerer
on February 28, 2012

Word from Winkler — End of a monumental mistake

The U.S. withdrew its last troops from Iraq this week, leaving behind the detritus of an enormous, tragic disaster, but few seem to have learned anything from a calamity of such magnitude. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on December 19, 2011

A mixed blessing

President Obama pledges to increase U.S. funding for AIDS treatment

Administration also unveils sweeping declaration of rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world. read more »

by Linda Bales Todd
on December 12, 2011

Bishops to uphold same-sex union ban

Council vows in letter to be faithful to covenant

Bishops acknowledge deep disagreements about homosexuality, urge United Methodists to work together across theological divide. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on November 17, 2011

900 vow to perform gay weddings

United Methodist clergy, laity, congregations in New York, Connecticut sign covenant

Declare intention to make weddings available to all people, in spite of United Methodist ban on gay marriage. read more »

October 18, 2011

Word from Winkler — Working for well-being

Achieving the abundant life promised in the scriptures is thwarted by many injustices: inadequate family planning, domestic violence, insufficient HIV & AIDS ministries, human sexuality discrimination. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on September 20, 2011

Annual conferences report

Resolutions speak to current issues

The denomination’s stance on homosexuality issues continues to be a concern as this summer’s conferences considered petitions to next year’s General Conference. Other issues raised include Israel/Palestine, abortion, immigration reform, collective bargaining rights, hydraulic fracturing, racism and bullying. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers and the Rev. Julie Wilson
on August 29, 2011

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