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How I Want to Shape My Ministry: Student Riva Tabelisma on the UMC General Conference

By | on 08, Mar 2019 |   social justice Theology ministry social transformation Voice lgbtq Methodist Studies

It has been more than a week since the Special Session of the General Conference of the UMC adjourned. The result of that gathering came as a shock to many people, especially to me as I witnessed it i[...]

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"Many Waters Cannot Quench Love:" United's Response to the UMC General Conference.

By | on 04, Mar 2019 |   news Voice lgbtq statement Politics Methodist Studies

This week a special General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted to reaffirm and even to strengthen its opposition to same-sex marriage and to gay clergy. When the majority of delegates dec[...]

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Awaiting the Results: A United Student Reflects on the General Conference

By | on 23, Feb 2019 |   social justice Voice lgbtq Civil Rights Dialogue Community Vocation Methodist Studies

“The special called 2019 General Conference [of the United Methodist Church], set for Feb. 23–26 in St. Louis, will focus on moving the denomination past its decades-long struggle with issues around h[...]

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