Holding the UMC Hostage 04 - The Conclusion

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Holding the UMC Hostage

I'm amazed and disappointed that Rev. Andy Langford's proposal and Rev. Jeremy Smith response deal with only one-half of the United Methodist mission statement in the Discipline: "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. " The general boards that seem to be in disfavor, Church and Society, Global Ministries, and United Methodist Women, are the very ones that are working in behalf of us United Methodists for the transformation of the world in ways that move toward achieving "thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

Howard W. Hallman more than 4 years ago

Notable Quotes


“Are we going to have to worry about ICE agents swooping down on our clients on distribution day? What if my congregation chose to offer sanctuary to an immigrant facing deportation? Would we have to worry about immigration officers and sheriff’s deputies kicking down our front door?”

– The Rev. Daniel Schultz, pastor of a rural Wisconsin United Church of Christ congregation that runs a food pantry serving immigrants, quoted by Kimberly Winston in a Religion News Service article, Religious groups, leaders respond to new immigration policies


“I keep asking, where are God’s borders? If Jesus was a Mexican, would Donald Trump deport him?”

– Bishop Dwayne Royster, political director of the PICO National Network, an interfaith organization that provides services to immigrants, quoted by Kimberly Winston in a Religion News Service article, Religious groups, leaders respond to new immigration policies.


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