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United Methodist Church Proposes Split
Jan 13, 2020 at 02:33 AM

The Quick Facts

  • On Friday, January 3rd, global leaders of the United Methodist Church released a plan called "A Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation".
  • The plan details a future in which conservative churches would form a new denomination. This new denomination would retain existing assets and receive additional funding.
  • Leaders cited "fundamental differences regarding their understanding and interpretation of Scripture, theology and practice" as the reason for the proposed split.
  • The Methodist Church has been at an impasse for years over the issue of same-sex relationships. This division was highlighted last year when a small group of conservative delegates from the United States joined with delegates from Africa and the Philippines (conservative strongholds) to affirm a ban on LGBTQ-inclusive practices.
  • The Methodist Church is the 2nd largest Protestant denomination in the United States.

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Is the proposed plan to split the United Methodist Church a good one? Are the differences within the Church irreconcilable?

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The Washington Times

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