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UM Judicial Council “Finds No Errors” in Rev. Schaefer Appeal Decision

After a ruling by the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church to uphold the reinstatement of Rev. Frank Schaefer, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the California-Pacific Conference stated, “I rejoice in the decision of the Judicial Council in the … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s Statement on Judicial Council Ruling on Frank Schaefer

I rejoice in the decision of the Judicial Council in the case of Rev. Frank Schaefer for I believe it affirms our United Methodist commitment to doing all the good we can in the name of Jesus our Lord. Already … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s February 2014 Reflection

You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you… Matthew 5:38-48

Brothers and Sisters,

Before the end of this month in which we remind each other … Read More

A Letter to the Active and Retired United Methodist Bishops of Africa

Grace and peace to you in the name of Christ Jesus.

In 2012 you and I began a conversation about homosexuality.  This morning as I prayed I felt convicted to write to you and continue that conversation.  With … Read More

The 3 M’s – Mahatma, Martin, and Mandela

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King Jr. January 20, 2014

This year as we give God thanks for the life and incredible and transformative justice witness … Read More

Bishop Carcaño’s Invitation to Rev. Frank Schaefer

Brothers and Sisters,

At our annual conference session earlier this year we celebrated the visionary leadership of Bishop Gerald Kennedy who in 1963 invited to come to the West 8 Methodist pastors from Mississippi who had been condemned and ostracized … Read More

In Response to Rev. Schaefer’s Case

It was with great sadness and frustration that we read of the action taken 
by a jury of the Rev. Frank Shaefer’s peers regarding his officiating at a
same gender wedding for his son.  The debate within The United Methodist Church
 … Read More

Bishop’s Ruling of Law on Cal-Pac Resolution 13-16

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Resident Bishop of The California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church has issued a Ruling of Law (below) on Resolution 13-16 that was passed at the 2013 Annual Conference Session. The Ruling has been submitted … Read More