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"We need to reclaim the narrative of Jesus’ life and death from the evangelical right. They have not been good stewards over the narrative. They have pimped Jesus’ death to support the global spread of American empire vis-à-vis war, 'missions,' and 'free trade,' the abuse of native peoples, the continued subjugation of Black people, and the regulation of the sexual lives of women and gay people. Let us mark this Holy Week by declaring the death to the unholy trinity of white supremacist, capitalist, heteropatriarchy. And once these systems die, may they die once and for all, never to be resurrected." – Brittany Cooper, Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies instructor at Rutgers University, writing for Salon.
“The data makes clear that opposition to same-sex marriage is coming mainly from a small and aging subset of the Christian world. If you follow the headlines, it feels like an invisible finger has flicked the first domino in a long row of tiles. But don’t be fooled. Evangelicals are still mostly opposed to same-sex marriage and concerned about how gay rights might infringe on religious freedom. A lot of time remains on the game clock, and much of the field is yet to be negotiated.” – Jonathan Merritt (Religion News Service) Predictions of evangelical concessions on LGBT rights are premature.
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria holds the last of a series of worldwide discussions on how to make the Social Principles less focused on American issues and more inclusive of worldwide concerns.
Sixteen years ago, a United Methodist pastor refused to baptize the infant son being raised by Valerie Nelson and Diane Gira, who subsequently left the church. Today they still wait for acceptance and civil rights.
Commentator Tom Ehrich lays out five tactics used to woo Christian voters that believers should watch for as the 2016 presidential campaign begins.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was reared in the Methodist tradition of doing all the good one can, writes Cathy Lynn Grossman of Religion News Service.
A pastor's wife and her family set up a program in a Lancaster UMC that serves up home-cooked meals for families at what they can afford to pay.
Religion Public Research Institute issues statistics on Americans' support for the death penalty according to religious affiliation.
The Michigan episcopal area of The United Methodist Church has contributed a total of $1.5 million toward the church's malaria eradication program.
The Independent, a UK news publication, posts seven charts showing religion's worldwide influence -- including how young people are among the biggest believers.
Columnist Jacob Lupfer argues that it isn't possible to legislate affirmation of same-sex marriage for religious reasons.