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United Methodist leadership recommends deferral of LGBT decisions


The recommendation concerns whether to accept LGBT clergy and allow same-sex marriage.

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African Methodists worry about church that brought them Christianity


American Methodists “are now preaching a different Gospel,” says an African church leader.

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Kenya Anglicans elect new archbishop


Bishop Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit, 52, a traditionalist who has steered clear of gay issues, will be installed July 3.

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India rejects U.S. religious freedom report


The report says the religious freedom of minorities in India is being violated with support from its ruling party.

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Methodists to discuss LGBT issues — again

Should the church’s ban on same-sex marriage be upheld? Methodists from around the world will discuss that and other issues at their May 10-20 General Conference in Portland.

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Church of Norway approves same-sex marriage

Voting 88 to 32, the church body’s Bishops Conference approves creating a liturgy for same-sex weddings.

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