Mainline Denominations

UMC finds improper voting at General Conference on LGBT issues; may affect result of disaffiliation measure

"In February... the delegates voted to uphold the denomination’s stance labeling homosexuality “'ncompatible with Christian teaching' .... Another measure passed at the special session was Petition 90066, which allowed for a more gracious dismissal for congregations opposed to the UMC’s official position." - Christian Post

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Anglican Church of Canada may remove prayer for the conversion of the Jews from official liturgy

"The Right Reverend Bruce Myers, Anglican Bishop of Quebec who introduced the motion at General Synod, explained to The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday that the prayer was created by the Prayer Book Society of Canada with input from the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus." - Christian Post

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Conservatives greatly outnumber liberals in the United Methodist Church: poll

"In findings released earlier this month, the survey found that 44 percent of respondents identified as 'Conservative-Traditional,' 28 percent identified as 'Moderate-Centrist,' 20 percent identified as 'Progressive-Liberal,' and 8 percent identified as 'unsure.'" - Christian Post

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When 'Christianity' Is pointless

"A pacifist wouldn’t make a good general. And an atheist shouldn’t be a pastor. At least, that’s what you would think.... The leadership of the United Church of Canada has settled a years-long controversy by voting to allow Reverend Gretta Vosper, a self-proclaimed atheist, to keep her post as lead minister at West Hill United Church in Toronto." - CPost

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Southern Baptists versus United Methodists

Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations

"The rising toll is evident in rural, urban and suburban churches across the state. St. Paul’s On the Hill Episcopal Church on prestigious Summit Avenue was recently sold to a developer after more than a century of religious service. Bethany Lutheran Church in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis held its “holy closure” ceremony last fall. St. Michael Catholic Church in West St. Paul celebrated its last mass 18 months ago. Mainline Protestant churches have been hit the hardest.

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