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Petitions: ‘Incompatible’ is unconstitutional

Denmark and California-Pacific take on language at core of homosexuality debate.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 23, 2017, 3:42 pm

Latin American Methodist leader remembered

The Rev. Oscar Bolioli, a Methodist and ecumenical leader, died June 18 in his native Uruguay.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 21, 2017, 8:06 pm

How to reclaim the church-planting tradition

Methodists once planted at least a church a day. Today’s United Methodists are recovering their heritage — with a modern twist.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 21, 2017, 8:02 pm

Bishop’s new book focuses on turning fear to love

In ‘Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love,’ United Methodist Bishop William H. Willimon explores the role of Christians in welcoming the ‘Others’ among us.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 20, 2017, 6:19 pm

Bishop Hardt remembered as having ‘the heart of a pastor’

Church leader was known for amazing memory and pastor's heart.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 19, 2017, 9:13 pm

718 graduate at Africa University

The graduating class at the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe heard from an alumnus, a health sector executive.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 15, 2017, 2:38 pm

North Korea releases comatose Otto Warmbier

West Ohio Area Bishop Gregory Palmer expressed gratitude for the “long overdue release” of the young man who was arrested in 2016.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 15, 2017, 2:18 pm

Growing impact of new churches

In all the news of shrinking U.S. church attendance, it’s worth noting that starting new churches is an area where The United Methodist Church shows strength.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 14, 2017, 9:01 pm

Reconsideration of gay bishop ruling sought

The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops filed a motion to reconsider a United Methodist Judicial Council ruling from its April meeting.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 14, 2017, 6:59 pm

Africa University Special Coverage

A South American plant is taking root in the driest region of Zimbabwe. And in the hands of Africa University's Margaret Tagwira, it is saving lives.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 13, 2017, 3:16 pm

Commentary: Christian ethics in volatile times

What should a United Methodist do when there is a conflict between church law and moral conscience? The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens looks at past answers to that question.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 13, 2017, 2:47 pm

Sierra Leone hospital celebrates turnaround

Certificate from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries recognizes Kissy hospital’s transformation to a renewed, self-sustaining facility.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 12, 2017, 2:49 pm

Claremont facing financial difficulties

With its largest enrollment in 35 years, the United Methodists seminary is considering relocation to remain in operation.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 8, 2017, 3:31 pm

Teen pregnancy problem after Ebola

Sierra Leone schools are now dealing with how to educate girls who got pregnant while the schools were closed during the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 8, 2017, 3:19 pm

Spiritual pilgrimage to Wesley’s grave

Walking journey will take United Methodist pastor from his Swiss home through at least four European countries before arriving in London.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 7, 2017, 8:35 pm

Connecting faith and culture

Oklahoma couple works to bring balance to young Native people’s lives.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 6, 2017, 9:22 pm

Growing church blends cultures, worship

What does church vitality look like in Norway? One example is a United Methodist church that combines hip-hop, K-Pop, and multiple nationalities.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 5, 2017, 6:01 pm

Transgender person commissioned as deacon

The United Methodist Church has no official position on transgender clergy. M Barclay is believed to be the church’s first non-binary trans person to be commissioned.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 5, 2017, 1:41 pm

Climate accord pullout dismays church leaders

Bishops call on President Trump to rejoin the efforts of nearly 200 countries to reduce carbon emissions.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 2, 2017, 7:46 pm

Pastor donates 500 trees for reforestation

The United Methodist Church’s reforestation efforts in East Congo aim to protect the environment.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 2, 2017, 2:58 pm

Conference sees passion on immigration, environment

Bishop Minerva Carcaño and other speakers spark discussions at conference of International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 1, 2017, 1:52 pm

Church and Society launches new website

New web design for The United Methodist Church’s social justice agency includes user-friendly search options and action-focused content.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: June 1, 2017, 1:37 pm

Hospitality and Methodist history a big part of Puebla gathering

The International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges and Universities finds warm welcome at Mexican Methodist college.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: May 31, 2017, 2:41 pm

Connecting worldwide as indigenous peoples

A newly formed working group offers a “platform for joint work and collaboration” for United Methodists with native heritages.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: May 30, 2017, 7:26 pm

Methodist educators gather in Mexico

IAMSCU conference features discussion, networking, worship under the theme, “Tearing Down Walls.”
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: May 30, 2017, 2:56 pm
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