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We are a movement of diverse people and partner organizations who are committed to resisting the evils and injustice of the Traditional Plan. Get to know our supporters and follow along with the movement with the posts and articles below.

Christopher's Story

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.

Kim and Karen

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.

Derick and Tyler

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.

Brian's Story

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.
January 17, 2020

I am Rev. Dr. Valerie Jackson

I am Rev. Dr. Valerie L. Jackson (she, her, hers) and I am an apologetic Womanist homiletician; visionary faith and community leader; and author. As an ordained elder in the United Methodist church, I live into my calling as a voice for uncensored and unconditional love, inclusion, justice and fullness of life for all human […]
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January 15, 2020

David Weekley

My name is Rev. Dr. David Weekley and my call to ministry came at a young age. I tried to deny my call to ministry, but I found no peace so I answered God’s call. After graduation with my D. Min from Boston University I tried to locate another vocation, but ministry is my passion […]
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January 13, 2020

I am Kathy Webb

My name is Kathy Webb (she/her/hers). I’m a cradle Methodist, a PK, former Trustee at Broadway UMC in Chicago, and past lay leader at First United Methodist Church, Little Rock. I’ve tried to live as my parents taught me: what I am.....is God’s gift to me; what I become....is my gift to God. Over the […]
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January 10, 2020

I am JJ Warren

Though the angry photo of me from #GC2019 went viral, it’s this relationship-building across continents—relationships that allow for grief, pain AND reconciliation that convicts my heart Whatever the The United Methodist Church becomes, I hope we at least confess the harm we have done to our siblings of color, queer siblings, and the other communities […]
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January 8, 2020

I am Karen Garcia Prudente

My name is Karen Garcia Prudente (ako/ikaw/tayo), a queer lay member of Christ Church United Methodist (NYC) where one thrives as a beloved child of God. I served as Chair of Methodist in New Directions (MIND) and stood on the GC2019 floor, as a member of the NYAC delegation, to affirm The Simple Plan which […]
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January 1, 2020

I am Rev. David Meredith

Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Rev. 22.20 In the waning hours of Advent, this is my prayer. Often it is that the final edit of the Christmas Eve message is saved and printed. Often it is that the final substitution of personnel for the Christmas Eve services has been settled. Often it is that the […]
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News & Press Releases

December 5, 2019

Resist Harm Movement Kicks Off

For immediate release: December 5, 2019 (updated December 9, 2019)Contact: Pat Luna, 334-202-9440, patluna@me.com Download this as a PDF. Resist Harm movement kicks-off, launches web tool for faithful resistance to the anti-LGBTQ Traditional Plan. United Methodist Church leaders have come together under the moniker Resist Harm to oppose the discriminatory Traditional Plan through prayer, education, […]
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