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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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