The superintendent of the United Methodist mission in Honduras tells of the conditions that are compelling unaccompanied children to see a new life in the United States. more »
The New England Annual Conference is actively seeking a new location for its yearly sessions after the president of its longtime site, Gordon College, requested a religious exemption from President Obama's order barring LGBT workplace discrimination. more »
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference has appealed the reinstatement of the Rev. Frank Schaefer, defrocked for officiating at his gay son's wedding, to the Judicial Council. more »
Despite criticisms to the contrary, the United Methodist judicial system worked properly in the appeals committee ruling reinstating the Rev. Frank Schaefer, writes the Rev. Thomas H. Griffith, a longtime advocate in church trial proceedings. more »
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