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Global Methodism

Top agency executives and bishops are urging United Methodists to assist immigrants with supplies, advocacy and spiritual support, while the World Methodist Council has pledged to work internationally to help migrants. Read more

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The Rev. Amy Valdez Barker looks to Wesleyan/Methodist expressions beyond United Methodism for ways to be in relationship without requiring control. Read more

UMC Future

United Methodism has a surprising history in Francophone Africa, and David W. Scott suggests we brush up on it with the latest resources. Read more

Global Nature

United Methodist missions executive Thomas Kemper summarizes findings from the UM & Global series "Grace Upon Grace," featuring commentary on United Methodism's official mission theology statement. Read more

Global Nature

Jacob Dharmaraj

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The Rev. Jacob Dharmaraj examines the United Methodist mission document, "Grace Upon Grace," for its potential to confront and overcome global challenges. Read more

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Interfaith Africans

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Dr. Robert Hunt of Perkins School of Theology finds that the Wesleyan understanding of God's grace can fuel greater understanding and tolerance among major religions. Read more

Global Nature

Cross-Flame Shirt

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The United Methodist Church is likely to continue its decades-long struggle to define the relationship between churches in the United States and congregations in Africa, Asia and Europe, with the Connectional Table assigned to the task. Read more

In the Church

Professor Arun W. Jones finds a United Methodist identity important in global Christianity, but also recognizes it's not the sole identity most United Methodists have. Read more

Perspectives

Chicken Talking to Duck

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Unity among global Methodists will only become real as Wesleyans worldwide live into their discussions, learning from one another without pre-suppositions, writes Dr. Robert A. Hunt in the conclusion of his four-part series. Read more

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Chicken Talking to Duck

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Many outside the West read Wesley, as they do Luther and Calvin and Paul, as contemporaries rather than dismissing him as a man of his times, writes professor Robert A. Hunt. This bodes a challenge to global Methodist unity. Read more

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