The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre thinks it would be a good idea to close the proceedings of General Conference to all but elected delegates, bishops and other essential personnel. more »
Americans who say they practice no religion are divided over whether faith's declining influence is good for America, writes Michael Lipka of the Pew Research Center. more »
The second of three church-wide discussions on human sexuality will be held Nov. 1 and streamed live via the Internet. more »
Sep 26, 2014 Human Sexuality
The Rev. Jim Burklo looks at a scary phenomenon: America's high rate of imprisoning malefactors, and what that does to our society. more »
A coalition of endowments and individuals committed to clean energy have divested $50 billion from fossil fuels, as supported by United Methodist individuals and agencies. more »
Sep 26, 2014
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All four of the Missouri Annual Conference's church camps have been closed indefinitely as ministry officials "seek a new direction," according to reports.
In her new book "Fields of Blood," religion author Karen Armstrong makes the case that forced secularization, rather than religious bigotry, has been the cause of violence around the world.
During a visit to Albania, Pope Francis said that those who use religion to justify their violent actions have "perverted" faith.
A recent survey shows that most churches avoid talking about mental illness, leaving families that have a member with mental illness without spiritual support.