Our next major gathering will be held together with the Reconciling Ministries Network. The event, "Sing a New Song," will be held from August 25-28, 2011 at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Ohio. More information to come.
Monitoring the Conservative Renewal Movements in the UMC
MFSA has authored several articles on this subject as well as working with the Information Project for United Methodists (IPUM) to produce the book, United Methodism @ RISK. This book traces the activities and agendas of the many conservative renewal groups within the UMC. To obtain a copy of the book contact the MFSA office at
– A spiritual vitality and expressiveness, including participatory, arts-infused, and lively worship as well as a variety of spiritual rituals
and practices such as meditation
– Intellectual integrity including willingness to question
– An affirmation of human diversity (including the affirmation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people),
– A strong emphasis on social justice with a focus on compassion, promoting justice and mercy, and working
towards solving the societal problems of poverty, discrimination, and environmental degradation.
The Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity
The Center for Progressive Christianity
The Progressive Christianity Network for Great Britain and Ireland