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And They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love

posted on July 24, 2014

At Slate, Sarah Stankorb reports on how disagreement over the proper treatment of LGBTQ individuals continues to divide the United Methodist Church. The issue, which has deeply split UMC congregations, has many individuals in the church calling for an amicable schism, so that each congregation can decide locally whether to join with progressive or conservative Methodists. According to Stankorb, however, any schism would endanger what makes the UMC special. She writes, “There is something radical about people coming together each week despite major differences of opinion and still calling one another brother and sister. Schism threatens that.”

Read at Slate