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Lindsay Crossman Chapel on Seminary Street at Baldwin Wallace college.  Photo courtesy of Baldwin Wallace University.

Ohio college severs formal ties with denomination

Baldwin Wallace University names GC2019 actions and its own commitment to LGBTQ inclusion as reasons for disaffiliation.
General Conference
Members of the 2016-2020 Judicial Council. (From left) Front row: Deanell Reece Tacha, N. Oswald Tweh Sr., the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran. Back row: Lydia Romão Gulele, Ruben T. Reyes, the Rev. Øyvind Helliesen, the Rev. Dennis Blackwell, and the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko. (Not pictured, Beth Capen)  Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Court OKs part of Traditional Plan, exit plan

However, United Methodist Judicial Council rules that some key parts of denomination-wide plan are still unconstitutional.
General Conference
Illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Perspectives on a Way Forward

A panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featured speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.
General Church
Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist trust clause: Critical amid struggle?

John Wesley was thinking about church property when he wrote the first trust clause in 1750.

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