The General Commission on Religion and Race is one of six commissions of the United Methodist Church.
Affirmation is an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that challenges the United Methodist Church to be inclusive of LGBTQ people around the world. It is based in Evanston, Ill.
The Reconciling Ministries Network is a movement within the United Methodist Church that works for the inclusion of all people in the UMC regardless of sexual orientation. Contact through director of communications M. Barclay.
Read their official statement on abortion.
Good News, a magazine launched in 1967, represents the vanguard of Methodism’s conservative counteroffensive. It remains a major player in the efforts to limit expanded roles and rights for homosexuals in the UMC. The Rev. Rob Renfroe is its president and publisher. It is based in The Woodlands, Texas.
The Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church is the leading conservative group of Methodists opposed to gay ordination (and related issues). The Confessing Movement was founded in 1994 and is based in Indianapolis. Patricia Miller is executive director.