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Board members of the Pacific Islanders National Caucus of the UMC participate in a small-group discussion. For the first time, the boards of the denomination's five ethnic caucuses met to share ideas and build capacity on March 26-27 in St. Louis.

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What Can Ethnic Caucuses Teach the UMC?

A historic gathering of organizations representing United Methodists of color offers ideas for how to shape the denomination's future. more »

Apr 3, 2014 by in Issues

The Rev. Thomas Lambrechet

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Good News Caucus: Situation on Gay Unions 'Untenable'

The conservative Good News caucus has issued a statement saying that continued efforts by United Methodist clergy to conduct same-sex weddings where legal places the UMC in an "untenable" situation. more »

Apr 2, 2014 by in Issues

Civil rights leader and United Methodist Dorothy I. Height.

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U.S. Post Office Honors Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Height

The U.S. post office near Union Station in Washington, D.C., has been renamed to honor United Methodist Dorothy I. Height, a longtime leader in civil and women's rights, who died in 2010 at age 98. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in Issues

United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert, center, marries Joe Openshaw, left, and Bobby Prince at Covenant Community United Church of Christ in Center Point, Ala.

Photo by Laura Rossbert, Reconciling Ministries Network

Complaint Process Begins Against Bishop Talbert for Same-Sex Union

The formal complaint process has begun in the UMC's Western Jurisdiction against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert for officiating at the October religious wedding of Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw in Birmingham, Ala. more »

Mar 14, 2014 by in Issues

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