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A Covenant of Conscience: 2018 Update(0)

January 8, 2018

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.

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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 […]

MIND Statement on Judicial Council Ruling Against LGBTQI United Methodists

April 29, 2017

J. Michael Cobb, MIND Communications Director

“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 […]

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