Background

Background on the Common Witness Coalition

The Common Witness is a coalition of Affirmation: United MethodistsBlack Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR)Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), the National Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM), the Native American International Caucus of The United Methodist Church (NAIC), and Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). Together, we work for a more inclusive church for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people—always in a broader context that strives for justice around issues of race, gender, global partnerships, peace, stewardship of creation and economic justice.

We are people committed to following Jesus Christ to embody God’s love and justice through The United Methodist Church. Ever open to the surprising movement of the Holy Spirit in our midst as we strive to love our neighbors, we embrace our unity in Christ in the midst of diverse opinions to provide a Common Witness.