The Council of Bishops of the UMC has announced its dismay at the recent vote of the Council of Bishops of the UMC regarding the organization’s belief in gender equality.
Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Statement in Support of Women’s Equality and Full Inclusion
May 7, 2018
The Council of Bishops notes with dismay that two amendments to the Constitution of
The United Methodist Church regarding gender equality did not pass. While we are not
completely clear concerning the motivation that caused them to miss the two-thirds required
majority by slim margins, we want to be clear that we are unequivocal in our commitment to the
equality of women and their full inclusion in our Church.