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The United Methodist General Conference, the highest legislative decision-making body in the denomination, met in Charlotte, NC this year. Several critical pieces of legislation were passed, including: Worldwide Regionalization The removal of harmful and discriminatory anti-LGBTA+ language from the Book of Discipline Revision of the Social Principles.

Foundry Folks in the News

Worldwide Regionalization Information

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Approved Changes to Social Principles

The Social Principles serve as the United Methodist Church’s official summary of stated convictions on social issues of the day. The General Board of Church and Society went through an extensive process to gain input to a complete revision of the Social Principles, as opposed to the more minor revisions that have been made at each General Conference since 1972 (the current denomination was formed in 1968) Read more on the Revised Social Principles, including proposed legislation.

Church Broadens Defense of Human Rights

Vision for the Future

Legislation on a wide range of topics has been submitted for the General Conference’s consideration. All the legislation is available in three volumes of the Advance Daily Christian Advocate click here for the proposed legislation.

Here are links to legislation from a few different entities:

Disaffiliation Information

This January 2024 article from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership looks at statistics on churches that have chosen to leave the United Methodist Church.