The Western Methodist Justice Movement (WMJM) is a movement of United Methodists in the annual conferences of the Western Jurisdiction who are committed to carry out the prophetic statements and actions of the Western Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church. Our work focuses on diverse action areas, including: increasing the inclusiveness and justice focus of churches, planning ministries to fully include GLBT persons, immigration justice, reproductive justice, justice in the Philippines, education and advocacy for justice in Israel-Palestine, planning extravagant hospitality in our churches, and addressing the worldwide nature and future of the UMC.
Our First Conference was held in Las Vegas, with around 40 who were a part of this gathering of the newly-named grassroots movement in the West: the Western Methodist Justice Movement. The movement has sprung from a group of Western United Methodists inspired by the inclusive, welcoming, and prophetic statements and actions of the United Methodist Western Jurisdictional Conference. The movement is committed to working for social justice throughout the Jurisdiction and beyond.
From United Methodist News Service
A United Methodist theologian and retired elder is facing formal charges under church law and a potential trial for officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son.
The Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a retired seminary dean noted for his work on Christian ethics, presided over the wedding of his son, Thomas Rimbey Ogletree, to Nicholas Haddad on Oct. 20. The service took place at the Yale Club in New York City.