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Bishop Sally Dyck asks for prayers for the city of Chicago as the trial begins for a police officer accused of shooting a black youth in 2014. more

Advocating Justice

A Church and Society delegation finds itself deeply moved as the Rio Texas Annual Conference and Bishop Robert Schnase lead them on a trip to America's southern border. more

Advocating Justice

Messer Kammerer

Messer Photo Courtesy of Dakotas Conference; Kammerer Photo courtesy of the bishop

A new group of retired United Methodist clergy who seek full inclusion in the church for LGBTQ people will hold its first meeting in November. more

Advocating Justice

M Barclay commissioned

Photo by Anne Marie Gerhardt, Northern Illinois Conference

The Rev. M Barclay is the first openly “non-binary trans person” to become a United Methodist deacon, according to Reconciling Ministries Network. more

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Chicago Immigration Protest

Photo by Michael Vollmer, UMNS

United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck issues a pastoral letter including online resources regarding the presidential executive order restricting immigrants and refugees. more

Advocating Justice

Champions Sign

NIC e-News Photo

The Northern Illinois and East Ohio conferences -- home sites of World Series contenders Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians -- raised some $70,000 for Haiti hurricane aid through competing donations to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. more

In the World

With the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians set to face one another in baseball's World Series, the Northern Illinois and East Ohio Annual Conferences have set up a challenge for United Methodists to give to hurricane relief. more

In the Church

Moses Kumar

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Day 4 of General Conference saw rallies and the Laity Address. more

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Bishop Dyck Refugees

Photo by Tricia Bruckbauer, United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

The United Methodist Church officially has condemned prejudice against Muslims and Arabs since 1988. more

Practicing Faith

Schism Spectrum

Illustration Courtesy of Dan R. Dick

The Rev. Becca Girrell revisits some proposals to avoid UMC schism as she prepares to help revise the Social Principles. more

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Nicea

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The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre contends that dialogue on human sexuality isn't dead in the church, nor should it be if we are to be faithful to our Christian vocation. more

Advocating Justice

Chicago Immigration Protest

Photo by Michael Vollmer, UMNS

Chicago Area Bishop Sally Dyck became the third United Methodist bishop to be arrested this year in an international campaign calling for President Barack Obama to stop deporting immigrants with no criminal record. more

In the Church

Bishop Sally Dyck asks for prayers for the city of Chicago as the trial begins for a police officer accused of shooting a black youth in 2014. more

Advocating Justice

Chicago Immigration Protest

Photo by Michael Vollmer, UMNS

United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck issues a pastoral letter including online resources regarding the presidential executive order restricting immigrants and refugees. more

Advocating Justice