Divestment from Israel Security Companies Rejected

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The United Methodist Church officially opposes the death penalty: "We believe the death penalty denies the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform all human beings." (The Social Principles, Book of Discipline).


  • Youth Group Backs Removing UMC's Anti-LGBTQI Stances

    The Youth group of First United Methodist Church in Omaha, Neb., have posted an online petition at Change.org urging delegates to the 2016 United Methodist General Conference to remove bans on UM clergy performing same-gender weddings.

  • Adam Hamilton, Other Leaders Named to Advise President

    The Rev. Adam Hamilton, prominent United Methodist pastor, is among noted faith leaders named to a panel to advise President Obama on religion matters.

  • General Conference guide available online

    The 2016 General Conference Guide features an overview, special events details and schedules, explains the legislative process, highlights major issues and offers basics about United Methodism. It's available at

  • "Mother Emanuel" AME Church Gets Peace Prize Nod

    "Mother Emanuel" AME Church has been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to promote forgiveness after nine people, including its pastor, were killed in a mass shooting.

  • Faith and the 2016 Campaign

    A Pew Center for Research study finds that voters see Republican candidates as more religious -- except for Donald Trump -- than Democratic candidates.

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