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In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, United Methodists in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference begin to address issues around gun violence in America. more

Oct 20, 2017 3:13 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Alabama-West Florida 2017

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U.S. annual conferences tackled church responses to tough topics during the 2017 season, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. more

Aug 1, 2017 2:23 PM Finance and Administration

Phil Wogaman Surrenders

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In an on-site account, the Rev. Erik Alsgaard reports on the circumstances around Dr. J. Philip Wogaman surrendering his clergy credentials in protest of United Methodist law banning the ordination of LGBTQ people. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:27 PM Ordained Ministry 1 Comments

Credentials Surrender

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The Rev. Dr. J. Philip Wogaman, one of the leading Christian ethicists in The United Methodist Church, surrendered his clergy credentials May 31 in protest of the Baltimore-Washington Conference's delay of an LGBTQ candidate. more

May 31, 2017 10:37 PM Ordained Ministry 1 Comments

Bishop May Obit

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Bishop Felton E. May, a prophet of "holy boldness" and a creative spark behind Africa University and the UMC's Communities of Shalom, died Feb. 27 at age 81. more

Feb 28, 2017 10:23 AM Ordained Ministry

Bishop Felton May

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United Methodist Insight Editor Cynthia B. Astle recalls her nearly 30-year acquaintance with Bishop Felton E. May, who died Feb. 27. more

Feb 28, 2017 10:21 AM Views from a Ridge

If you're in the Washington, DC, area, here's an opportunity for a premier showing of a documentary about theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. more

Feb 14, 2017 2:12 PM Ordained Ministry

Defying the UMC's ban on ordaining LGBTQI people as clergy, the board of ordained ministry of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference has recommended a married lesbian for commissioning as a provisional deacon. more

Feb 11, 2016 5:58 PM Ordained Ministry 2 Comments

Baltimore Prayers

Courtesy of Laurie Haller

What It All Comes Down To

Visiting the 2015 session of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, the Rev. Laurie Haller finds a link between the historic questions asked of ordinands and the church's call to ministry today. more

Jun 5, 2015 10:57 AM Laurie Haller

Baltimore

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The eruption of violence in Baltimore in the wake of the police custody death of Freddie Gray prompts a response from UM Insight coordinator Cynthia B. Astle. more

Apr 29, 2015 11:48 AM Views from a Ridge

Which Way

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What if United Methodism allowed its basic units to dissociate from the General Church while maintaining covenantal ties? suggests the Rev. Bryant M. Oskvig of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. more

May 24, 2013 11:45 AM Perspectives

If you're in the Washington, DC, area, here's an opportunity for a premier showing of a documentary about theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. more

Feb 14, 2017 2:12 PM Ordained Ministry