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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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United Methodist Agencies Mark Father’s Day by Defending Abortion, Obamacare | UMC Planting, Growing New Churches in Communist Southeast Asian Nations | Former UMC Seminary President Promotes Religious Liberty | Indiana Youth Take a Stand | UMW Props Up Post-Christian Bishop


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Commission Considers Power Grab to Shift UMC Power Away from Africa, U.S. South | Judicial Council Victories Help Bring Accountability | Lesbian ‘Bishop’ Turned Down by Judicial Council, Loses Clout, Helps Bring ‘FINANCIAL CRISIS’ to Liberal United Methodism | Northern Illinois Commissions UMC’s First ‘Non-Binary Gendered’ Clergy


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Bishops Announce Special 2019 General Conference, Stack Sexuality Commission | American UMC Membership Shifts
toward More Conservative Regions | Judicial Council Strengthens Biblical Standards for Who Can Be Clergy, Bishop | Your Opinion, Please!


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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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