Four options for outcomes at the 2016 General Conference can seem like a cloverleaf interchange on a major highway.

Photo Courtesy of Chris Ritter

Four Options for General Conference

The Rev. Chris Ritter, proponent of jurisdictional changes for The United Methodist Church, offers his assessment of possible outcomes at the 2016 General Conference. more »

Apr 15, 2015 3:01 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

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On Praying for Revival

Tapping into the widespread search for renewal in The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ben Gosden invites us to consider some essential steps in accomplishing a revival. more »

Apr 15, 2015 1:38 PM Ben Gosden

MONROVIA – Bishop John G. Innis, right, talked about problems with the proposal to pass legislation making Liberia a Christian nation after he preached at First United Methodist Church Monrovia on Easter Sunday. Also shown are the Rev. Julius Williams, left, associate pastor of the church, and the Rev. Erlene Thompson, pastor.

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United Methodist Leaders Oppose 'Christianizing' Liberia

United Methodist Bishop John G. Innis and other church leaders are opposed to legislation that would declare Liberia to be a "Christian nation," reports Julu Swen. more »

Apr 13, 2015 11:59 AM UMC Global Nature

Dr. John Mbiti (right), theologian, author, professor and pastor, greets visitors at Africa University.


Methodist Education Associations Break New Ground in Africa

Networks of United Methodist-related educational institutions are emerging on the continent of Africa in full-force to the benefit of higher education. more »

Apr 15, 2015 2:24 PM UMC Global Nature

Church Leaders Urge Normalizing U.S.-Cuba Relations

Church leaders in the United States, Cuba and the World Council of Churches urge normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations in a joint statement. more »

Apr 13, 2015 12:03 PM UMC Global Nature

Delegates worked at round tables during the 2012 General Conference.

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

Petition Submission Begins for 2016 General Conference

The submission period for petitions to the 2016 General Conference has opened, and detailed instructions on how to submit proposals are now available. more »

Apr 10, 2015 11:07 AM Issues

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