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Hannah Adair Bonner

The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner dug into the background of a popular resource to find an disquieting truth, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

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Hempstead VBS

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While the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner of Houston keeps vigil for Sandra Bland, the Rev. Katy Ware of First UMC in Hempstead is taking a longer-term approach to Bland's death at the Waller County Jail. more

Advocating Justice

Waller Co. Sheriff

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The sheriff who told a United Methodist clergywoman to "go back to that church of Satan that you run" gets a lesson about her church and its members - nearly 300,000 of whom live in his region of Texas. more

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Allen-Jones

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America's troubles with race relations go back to colonial times, and Methodists have been prominent in pushing for racial equality, writes the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. more

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Delaware Conference

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In Part 2 of her series on The United Methodist Church and its history in race relations, the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner traces how predominantly black Methodist churches influenced changes in the white Methodist Church. more

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Phillly Clergy

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Formal complaints have been brought against 36 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference clergy who concelebrated a same-sex wedding in November 2013, writes the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. more

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Black Lives Matter

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Concluding her 3-part series, the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner examines the ways that people of faith are spearheading conversations about America's diversity and what it will take to build community and trust. more

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Allen-Jones

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America's troubles with race relations go back to colonial times, and Methodists have been prominent in pushing for racial equality, writes the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. more

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Delaware Conference

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In Part 2 of her series on The United Methodist Church and its history in race relations, the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner traces how predominantly black Methodist churches influenced changes in the white Methodist Church. more

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Feminism Lifting Up

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The aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner challenging Christians to recognize how feminism has aided the struggle of all people to escape oppression. more

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Freedom Street

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The recent attempt to subpoena pastors' sermons over LGBT rights in Houston leads the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner to question the nature of religious freedom. more

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Houston Rally for Ferguson

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The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner urges Christians to stand up for racial justice in the wake of a police killing and subsequent demonstrations in Ferguson, MO. more

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Connection

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The United Methodist Church's vaunted "connectional" identity sets the bar too low for the quality of relationships that should characterize those bound together as the body of Christ, writes the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner. more

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Reaching out

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The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner of the collaborative blog UMC Lead shares her perspective that the word "United" in the church's name means a lot more than a mere merger back in 1968, more

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