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Judicial Council Spring 2017 Explainer(0)

May 1, 2017

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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MIND Statement on Judicial Council Ruling Against LGBTQI United Methodists

April 29, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
J. Michael Cobb, MIND Communications Director
203-512-1059

“No Matter What People Say: Decisions, Pronouncements On Me;
I Am A Child Of God!”

The spring 2017 meeting of the United Methodist Judicial Council has ruled that the consecration of an openly gay bishop violates church law.

Methodists In New Directions (MIND) has released the following statement in response to this and additional Judicial Council statements on LGBTQI clergy and laity:

“The United Methodist Judicial Council has spoken and its rulings against LGBTQI persons […]

An Open Letter to the UMC from the United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus

Click here to sign and express your support

Click here to read the press release about the letter.

 

April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday

Dear United Methodist Church,

In a week, our Judicial Council will be called into session to decide on the worthiness of the ministries and lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) clergy persons who have been examined, voted upon, and overwhelmingly affirmed by faithful United Methodist clergy and laity. These cases stem from questions of legality and […]

MIND Spring 2017 Organizing Meeting

MIND will be hosting a general meeting at five different locations. We encourage everyone to attend the meeting date and location that works best for you.

The MIND steering committee is grateful to the following hosts of the Spring 2017 meeting from 3:00-5:00 p.m.:

April 30th
New Paltz UMC (1 Grove St, New Paltz, NY 12561)
Park Avenue UMC (106 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028)
Katonah UMC (5 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY 10536)

May 7th
St. Paul’s UMC (270 Main St, Northport, NY 11768)
Cheshire UMC […]


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