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Fulfilling the NYAC Commitment to Queer Voices at GC 2019(0)

June 8, 2018

In 2017 New York Annual Conference overwhelmingly endorsed the concept that there must be Queer voices at the 2019 Special General Conference. Very few annual conferences will have delegations embodying the concept, making the elections in our annual conference especially significant. With this in mind, we share with you a declaration and an offering by a diverse group of Queer laity and clergy and allies who feel called to this ministry of witness and have expressed their willingness, if […]

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Bishop Easterling Withdraws From NYAC

Statement Released June 6, 2018 by NYAC Chapters of: Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR), Metodistas Representando la Causa de los Hispanos Americanos (MARCHA), Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), Methodists In New Directions (MIND), United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus(UMQCC), United Methodist Women (UMW).

Bishop Bickerton has shared with us that Bishop Easterling decided, in consultation with him, to withdraw from the NYAC invitation so that she can focus on her work in Baltimore-Washington Conference (BWC), and we can focus on our NYAC work. Read a statement from the Bishop here.

We remain dismayed […]

New York Annual Conference 2018

MIND is at AC 2018!

Whether or not you will be attending Annual Conference, here are a few things you can do:

Follow what’s happening on social media. MIND will be posting regular updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so please follow and repost anything you think deserves a wider audience. The general AC hashtag is #nyacumc and the one we’re using to promote the majority-queer, majority-POC group running is #WithNotAbout. Please follow, and please use the hashtags to help your posts get noticed!
#WithNotAbout. A major piece of business for this […]

Killing Context: A Report from the Council of Bishops

by The Rev. Alex DaSilva Souto
United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus

14 “They have treated superficially the [bloody] broken wound of My people,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’
When there is no peace.”
~ Jeremiah 6:14 [Amplified Bible (AMP)]

Written and spoken languages are the blunt tools humans tend to use in order to convey transcendent truths and experiences, and sometimes words manage to hit the nail on the head like the ones in Jeremiah 6:14, particularly when they come out of the prophetic mouth of Rev. Amy DeLong.

A […]

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