UMC Gives Up Love and Inclusion for Lent

The ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy strengthened

The period of Lent has just begun in the Christian calendar and with it comes the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) vote to strengthen its opposition to same-sex marriage and the appointment of queer clergy members. The vote took place on 26 February at the UMC 2019 General Conference in St Louis, USA, with 438 delegates voting to strengthen the church’s ban on same-sex marriage versus the 384 delegates who voted against the ban.

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Break the Daydream You’re Living In

Much of modern life seems as if we are floating through a day dream, things not quite real. Many people, specifically young adults, are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the world; with politics and governments that continually breed corruption and injustice, in the West and worldwide; with the economy which seems to make the rich richer and leave the poor stranded out in the cold. My hope with this platform is to speak truth to power, to use my small but not insignificant voice to rally my peers and contemporaries so that we do not become disillusioned and unengaged in the world that we live in. Rather let’s break the daydreams that consume us and bring those visions to life.

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