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Erik Alsgaard

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

Native Nations March

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UMNS

United Methodists continued their support of the Standing Rock Sioux protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline by joining in a March 10 demonstration in Washington, D.C. more

Mar 13, 2017 1:04 PM Advocating Justice

Immigration Airport Demonstrations

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, Baltimore-Washington Conference

United Methodists came out in droves over the weekend of Jan. 28-29 to protest President Trump's executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim countries, reports Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service. more

Jan 30, 2017 6:11 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

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

Ministers March

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UMNS

United Methodist clergy joined with 3,000 other ministers in an Aug. 28 Ministers March for Justice organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton. more

Aug 29, 2017 5:40 PM Advocating Justice

Phil Wogaman Surrenders

Baltimore-Washington Conference Photo

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

Native Nations March

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UMNS

United Methodists continued their support of the Standing Rock Sioux protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline by joining in a March 10 demonstration in Washington, D.C. more

Mar 13, 2017 1:04 PM Advocating Justice

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

Rev. Erik Alsgaard

UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

A friend's suicide prompted the Rev. Erik Alsgaard to become the community leader that he and others were waiting for. more

Nov 8, 2012 1:00 PM In the Church