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A newsletter for United Methodists working for Scripture-based reform in the denomination. This is a quarterly publication of UMAction that keeps church members informed about what is going on and offers advice on how people in the pews can become more engaged in the theological and political debates going on in the United Methodist Church.

Download PDFs of past publications by clicking on the links below. Most recent briefing listed first.  


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Methodist Theologian, Thomas Oden, 1931-2016 | Good News: Middle East United Methodist Church-Planting | Judicial Council Analysis: Good News for Accountability, Bad News for Abortion Extremism | Your Opinion, Please! | Resolutions, Just and Unjust | American UMC Membership Shifts towards More Conservative Regions


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Good News: New Room Conference Breathes Fresh Life into the Church | Last Gasp: Yellowstone Conference Moves to Affirm Homosexuality, Defend Abortion, and Dissolve Itself | North Central, South Central Jurisdictions Pledge to Uphold Biblical UMC Standards on Marriage | Southeastern Bishops Speak Against Breaking Covenant | Your Opinion, Please! | Rev. Dr. Jerry Kulah’s Message from the UMC in Africa | Mixed Results on Ordination Disobedience


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General Conference Redirects UMC To Historic, Wesleyan Orthodoxy | UMC Maintains Biblical SexualityTeaching | UMC Decisively Turns Away from Anti-Israel Divestment | Election of Lesbian Bishop Candidate Challenged | Funding Doubles for Overseas Seminary Education | Slow Progress on Accountability | UMC Abandons Abortion Coalition, 'Pro-Choice' Extremism | General Conference Affirms Women's Ministries Other Than UMW


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‘Reconciling’ Caucus Promotes LGBTQ+ Indoctrination in United Methodist Vacation ‘Bible School, Sunday Schools | UMAction Submits Automatic Penalties Plan | GOOD NEWS: Evangelical Pastors Continue Growing UMC Congregations | The Methodist Madrassah of Southern California | GOOD NEWS: West Ohio Bishop
Opposes Pot Legalization | Disobedience Movement Update | Which Way for the UMC Lobby Office?


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United Methodist-Supported Abortion Coalition Vows to Continue Ignoring UMC Position | GOOD NEWS: Thriving United Methodist Congregation Offers ‘Immersion School’ for Training Pastors | UMAction Testifies Against Israel Divestment | Your Opinion, Please! | The Divisive Disconnection of the UMC Connectional Table | Surveys: U S United Methodists Remain Split on Homosexuality


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Disobedience Movement Update | Indiana Conference Endorses Pro-Life, Reform Petitions | Eastern Pennsylvania Invites Covenant Breakers to Leave UMC | GOOD NEWS: Many UMC Annual Conferences Vote to Uphold Biblical Teachings on Marriage | Your Opinion, Please! | Liberal United Methodist Caucuses Plot to Increase Protests, Stridency at 2016 GeneralConference | Mississippi Conference Calls UMC to Reform


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UMC Lobbyists Trivialize Unborn HumanLife | Gay UMC Caucus Won’t Just Say ‘No’ toMultiplePartners | GOOD NEWS: Evangelicals Dominate Fastest-Growing UM Congregations | Pennsylvania UMC Bishops Oppose Religious Liberty, Avoid Ecumenical Consensus, Hide UMC Teaching | UMC Lobby: Invest in North Korea, Divest from Israel, Legalize Drugs and Prostitution


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Liberal UMC Officials Whitewash North Korea's Brutal Oppression | Where Are Our United Methodist Bishops? | UMC Agencies Rally Against Israel, Promote 'Boycotting All Things Israeli' | GOOD NEWS: UMC Missions Agency Moving to Atlanta and Overseas | UMC Lobby Office Continues Divisive Liberal Direction | GOOD NEWS: Asbury Seminary Launches Church-Planting Initiative


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