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Killing Context: A Report from the Council of Bishops(0)

May 9, 2018

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.

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A Covenant of Conscience: 2018 Update

As a way of encouraging individuals and congregations to take such a stand we are circulating A Covenant of Conscience, originally published in 2011, with an updated preamble. The updated language follows.

LGBTQI+ Clergy Plan Witness in Los Angeles as Denomination’s Judicial Council Meets

United Methodists who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex will bear witness to their ministries as the denomination’s Judicial Council gathers in Los Angeles October 24-27, 2017.

Judicial Council Spring 2017 Explainer

Last week’s Judicial Council decisions were confusing to many of us. In order to better understand the ramifications of the Council’s actions, we are sharing this brief explanation, breaking down both the rulings and what they suggest as we move forward. Written and shared via permission of longtime MIND friend Kevin Nelson.

Methodist Judicial Council rulings explainer:

In Bishop Karen Oliveto’s case, the JC has ruled a few things.

Bishop Karen is still a bishop. (We have constitutionally protected fair process rights, so […]


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