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Bishop and Cabinet Letter to Queer Clergy

The Bishop and Cabinet of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference recently shared a letter to Queer Clergy in the NIC after the outcome of the February Special Session to the General Conference in St. Louis. "We imagine a church that welcomes all and works to that end. Because that’s who we are, we will not use our power to perpetuate harm but to do all the good that we can through our roles and positions."

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Gun Violence Assembly

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” has been designed as an interconference, faith-rooted Teach-in and Café Conversation sponsored by the Indiana and Northern Illinois Conferences of The United Methodist Church. This half-day assembly is designed to equip and engage participants in principles and practices to effectively implement congregation and community-based gun violence prevention strategies.

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Bishops challenge constitutionality of disaffiliation petition

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church (COB) has asked the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision as to the constitutionality and the meaning, application, and effect of Petition 90066, which was approved by the Special Session of the General Conference on February 26.

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Preaching and Talking about General Conference 2019

This Sunday and in the weeks to come United Methodist pastors everywhere will be addressing their congregations about the decisions of General Conference 2019. Church members will have different reactions to the decisions and may have questions about how this will affect them or their congregation. Here are some talking points pastors may find helpful as they prepare to preach and lead discussions.

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Bishop Dyck's message post-General Conference

The long-awaited Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., has finished its work. The three days were very painful for people who attended or watched at home via livestream. The pain inflicted upon our LGBTQI members, friends and families was intense. But there was also pain in seeing the deep divide among the delegates. Likewise, many of us feel this doesn’t reflect the United Methodist Church’s doctrine on grace.

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General Conference approves Traditional Plan

General Conference maintains language on ordination of LGBTQI persons, same-gender marriages in The United Methodist Church.

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