Time to Take a Stand!
This weekend is our fall organizing meeting at Memorial UMC in White Plains on Sunday, October 22nd from 3-5pm. We will be electing new officers and developing our plans for the coming year, plus coming together in fellowship and mutual support in what can often feel like an overwhelming cause. Highlights will include a full report and discussion with the Queer Clergy Caucus.
This can feel like an overwhelming time for LGBTQ people. As I write this, Rev. David Meredith is being investigated after 30 […]
Drew Theological School Responds to UMC Judicial Council.
29 April 2017
Dear Bishops, Members of the Judicial Council, and Members of the Commission on a Way Forward,
As the faculty and staff of Drew University Theological School, we write pained and in grief because of the recent rulings of the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church. This statement is a response to those actions that bring into question the validity of the consecration to the episcopacy of our alumna, […]
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 […]