Mainline Denominations

United Methodists reschedule meeting — and decision on splitting — again

"The United Methodist Church has once again postponed its quadrennial meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delaying further a widely anticipated vote by delegates from across the globe on a proposal to split the denomination over the inclusion of LGBTQ members." - BPNews

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Supreme Court declines $100M Episcopal Church property case, lets breakaway diocese's victory stand

"In orders released Monday, the high court denied certiorari in the combined cases of All Saints’ Episcopal Church v. Diocese of Fort Worth and The Episcopal Church et al. v. Diocese of Fort Worth. As a result, an earlier ruling awarding the 60 church properties to the breakaway diocese that voted to leave the denomination over theological differences on issues like same-sex marriage and the ordination of women will stand." - C.Post

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“Liberal Christianity... believes that the faith should always be changing so that it conforms with the dominant spirit and beliefs of the age”

"Americans may need to get used to this kind of syncretism, which is not at all unusual among United Methodists, other mainline Protestants, and liberal Catholics. Because now that progressives are in political power and evangelicalism is discredited for its alliance with Donald Trump, liberal Christianity might be coming back into vogue." - Veith

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Progressive United Methodists announce new denomination: Liberation Methodist Connexion

"'The timeline of the Holy Spirt is driving our decision to launch LMX at this moment, and we are responding to that call,' the Rev. Althea Spencer-Miller said during a presentation Sunday evening following the denomination’s first online worship service." - RNS

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United Methodist’s 2021 General Conference Could Split the Denomination—It May Also Have to Be Virtual

"The stakes are high. The coming General Conference faces multiple proposals to resolve longtime debate over homosexuality by splitting the denomination along theological lines." - C.Leaders

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United Methodist evangelicals growing amid UMC decline

"At the United Methodist Church, money’s tight, factions are readying exits, and social justice takes priority in witness. However, the denomination’s 'traditionalists' — so named for their support for the accuracy and authority of the Bible, especially regarding LGBT marriage and clergy — are growing in number and telling others how Jesus saves." - CPost

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Episcopal Church panel rules against bishop who banned gay marriage in diocese: He 'violated canon law'

"A Title IV Hearing Panel, which focuses on issues of ecclesiastical discipline when a clergy is accused of misconduct, released a unanimous opinion last Friday finding Love guilty." - C.Post

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Pew Research: Mainline Protestants twice as likely as evangelicals to have religiously unaffiliated teenage kids

"In a report released Thursday, Pew found that 80% of evangelicals surveyed had a teenage child who shared their religious identification; 81% of Catholic respondents reported the same. However, mainline Protestant respondents ... 55%." - C.Post

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