UMC Statement on Charlottesville

News & Events

Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the United Methodist Church Council of Bishops, issued the following statement on Charlottesville: My shock, dismay and grief over the clashes between white supremacy advocates and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, continue to grow. I grieve for the lives lost, and pray for the family of Heather Heyer, the families of the two state trooper

General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church Responds to Charlottesville

Press Releases, Social & International Affairs

August 11-12 in Charlottesville, Virginia we began to witness images of white nationalism, protests, counter-protests, violence, death, and tragedy. I denounce any behavior couched as Christian that dehumanizes people and elevates one group over another. Our doctrine as Christians and history as Wesleyans in particular compels us not to be silent or inactive, but to engage in love. I call on all Wesleyan Churches to pray for our nation, Charlottesville, and for pastors and community leaders on the front lines risking their safety there.

Request for Proposals – Event Management Services

News & Events, Press Releases

The World Methodist Council invites you to submit a proposal for event management services, as per the below-linked Scope of Work/Terms of Reference (TOR). The World Methodist Council, in partnership with the host church (Uniting Church in Sweden), is planning the organization of the 22nd World Methodist Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, to take place from 18-21 August 2021.   The Conference takes place every 5 years. The conference brings together representatives from Methodist, Wesleyan, United and Uniting Church families across the world. Furthermore, the Conference will host numerous guests from partner churches and organizations.  The aims of the conference are to:

Geneva Secretary Attends WCC Executive Committee

Ecumenical Relationships, News & Events

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, appointed Geneva Secretary for the 2016-21 quinquennium, recently attend the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee on 7-9 June. This was the first meeting she attended representing the World Methodist Council in this role. Also attending the WCC Executive Committee meeting was Bishop Mary Ann Swenson from The United Methodist Church, serving as vice-moderator. The overarching theme of the meeting was that of “Unity.” This was stressed by WCC General Secretary Dr. Olav Fyske Tveit as he addressed the group, stating that WCC’s main objective is to advance visible unity, through prayer and common service to the

Reformed Churches Adopt Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

Ecumenical Relationships, News & Events

The World Methodist Council (WMC) was present to witness the fourth world Christian body to adopt the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) on 5 July at the 26th General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in Wittenberg, Germany. Looking on during the signing were WMC’s President, Rev. Dr. Jong Chun Park and General Secretary Ivan Abrahams. Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, WMC’s Geneva Secretary, was also present in the congregation. The WCRC signed the document, joining Catholics, Lutherans, and Methodists in confirming our shared witness to the Gospel. During the ceremony, the WCRC also signed a “Wittenberg Witness”