Back to Views of the Church. Conference recognises, affirms and celebrates the participation and ministry of lesbians and gay men in the church. Conference calls on the Methodist people to begin a pilgrimage of faith to combat repression and discrimination, to work for justice and human rights and to give dignity and worth to people whatever their sexuality.
Read the Conference Report on the 'Pilgrimage of Faith'. These resolutions are as follows. The outcome is that, within the church, there is a diversity of interpretations and a range of understandings about intimate relationships. Read the full report here. Conference calls on the Methodist people to begin a pilgrimage of faith to combat repression and discrimination, to work for justice and human rights and to give dignity and worth to people whatever their sexuality.
The Conference encourages Methodists to continue to discuss these differences in a spirit of openness and love. See also.
Mastering the Mysteries of Love - www. Commentary by Rob Renfroe United Methodists have reaffirmed years of Christian teaching regarding sexuality. Plans are underway to recruit and train a set of mentor couples to meet with engaged couples for six months prior to the wedding and at least that long afterward.
Early inthe Domans reported three couples already being mentored. Given these options, schism or respectful co-existence, we choose the latter.
Details of the Consultation on same sex marriage and civil partnerships. The Resolutions were adopted by the Conference after discussion throughout the Church of the Report of the Conference Commission on Human Sexuality. A person shall not be debarred from church on the grounds of sexual orientation in itself.
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