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The ’Splainer: What happened at the United Methodist General Conference?

(RNS) — What does the Traditional Plan actually do, and what happens now? Let us ’Splain …
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‘In this to the end’: LGBT United Methodists express hurt, hope after vote

ST. LOUIS (RNS) — After a wrenching three days of deliberations and spending $3.7 million to organize a special conference of its global church, the UMC has only marginally more more clarity on its future than when the meeting began.
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United Methodists pass Traditional Plan, keep ban on LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriage

ST. LOUIS (RNS) — Delegates to a special session of the United Methodist Church decided Tuesday to strengthen the denomination’s ban on the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ people.
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United Methodists should acknowledge reality that they are no longer united

(RNS) — The divide between liberals and conservatives has been baked into the UMC from its inception in 1968. It’s time to let go.
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The ‘Splainer: What’s the United Methodist special session all about?

(RNS) — You’ve probably heard that the United Methodist Church meeting this weekend in St. Louis has something to do with sexuality and a possible schism. Let us ’Splain …
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Historic United Methodist church sees ‘hopeful’ time for LGBTQ Christians

CHICAGO (RNS) — LGBTQ-affirming United Methodists are split over which proposed plan to support at the denomination’s special session — and what they’ll do if a plan passes that strengthens rules against the full inclusion of LGBTQ people.
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