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Kathy L. Gilbert

Refugee Vigil

Photo by Alexa Malishchak, Nashville Community Defense, via UMNS

United Methodists are among religious leaders who have called for welcoming the 66 million displaced people in the world along with opposing the Trump Administration's revised travel ban announced March 6. more

Mar 6, 2017 3:23 PM Advocating Justice

Duke Students

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Duke University in Durham, NC, Emory University in Atlanta and now Boston University say President Trump's immigration order has substantially harmed their schools' functioning because it targets both staff and students. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:38 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

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

FUMC Portland

Photo by Mark Ohlson, courtesy of First United Methodist Church

A group of United Methodist laity has forwarded a letter and petition asking the Council of Bishops to increase the number lay members on the Commission on a Way Forward, which will review sexuality stances and unity ideas. more

Oct 18, 2016 11:08 AM Local Church 1 Comments

Bishop Ough Remarks

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Council of Bishops president Bruce R. Ough tells United Methodist News Service what he thinks might happen next after the election and consecration of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto. more

Jul 17, 2016 8:07 AM Finance and Administration

Oliveto Carcaño Stanovsky

Photo by Charmaine Robledo, Mountain Sky Episcopal Area.

Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service reports on the consecration of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto and reaction to her election. more

Jul 17, 2016 8:04 AM Finance and Administration 1 Comments

Filipino Farmers

Photo courtesy of Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UMNS

Farmers in the Philippines seeking food and reform are being sheltered by The United Methodist Church after Filipino military forces fired on their protest. more

Apr 6, 2016 4:06 PM , Ministry with the Poor

Prayer beads

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Delegates to the 2016 General Conference will be bathed in prayer by United Methodists all around the world, according to a campaign set up by The Upper Room. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:24 PM 2016 General Conference

Eunice Mathews

A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose

One of the 20th century's outstanding missionary figures, Eunice Jones Mathews had a significant ministry paralleling those of her evangelist father and bishop husband. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:15 PM In the Church

Jim Dorff Teaching

UMNS File Photo by Mike DuBose

Rio Texas Bishop James E. Dorff has resigned after admitting he had "not upheld" his marriage and ordination vows. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:16 PM Finance and Administration

Gissendaner Sign

Photo by Claire A. Lennox via United Methodist News Service

Many United Methodists, including some from UMC-related Candler School of Theology, worked and prayed to stop the Sept. 29 execution of Kelly Gissendaner, writes Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service more

Oct 2, 2015 11:12 AM Advocating Justice

Reaction to vote on sexuality

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

Annual Conferences are preparing human sexuality legislation for the 2016 General Conference ranging from stiffer penalties for performing same-sex marriages to removing condemning language from the Book of Discipline. more

Jul 23, 2015 4:39 PM In the Church

Refugee Vigil

Photo by Alexa Malishchak, Nashville Community Defense, via UMNS

United Methodists are among religious leaders who have called for welcoming the 66 million displaced people in the world along with opposing the Trump Administration's revised travel ban announced March 6. more

Mar 6, 2017 3:23 PM Advocating Justice

Duke Students

Photo Courtesy of Duke Photography

Duke University in Durham, NC, Emory University in Atlanta and now Boston University say President Trump's immigration order has substantially harmed their schools' functioning because it targets both staff and students. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:38 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

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

FUMC Portland

Photo by Mark Ohlson, courtesy of First United Methodist Church

A group of United Methodist laity has forwarded a letter and petition asking the Council of Bishops to increase the number lay members on the Commission on a Way Forward, which will review sexuality stances and unity ideas. more

Oct 18, 2016 11:08 AM Local Church 1 Comments

Bishop Ough Remarks

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Council of Bishops president Bruce R. Ough tells United Methodist News Service what he thinks might happen next after the election and consecration of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto. more

Jul 17, 2016 8:07 AM Finance and Administration

Oliveto Carcaño Stanovsky

Photo by Charmaine Robledo, Mountain Sky Episcopal Area.

Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service reports on the consecration of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto and reaction to her election. more

Jul 17, 2016 8:04 AM Finance and Administration 1 Comments

Filipino Farmers

Photo courtesy of Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UMNS

Farmers in the Philippines seeking food and reform are being sheltered by The United Methodist Church after Filipino military forces fired on their protest. more

Apr 6, 2016 4:06 PM , Ministry with the Poor

Prayer beads

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Delegates to the 2016 General Conference will be bathed in prayer by United Methodists all around the world, according to a campaign set up by The Upper Room. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:24 PM 2016 General Conference

Eunice Mathews

A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose

One of the 20th century's outstanding missionary figures, Eunice Jones Mathews had a significant ministry paralleling those of her evangelist father and bishop husband. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:15 PM In the Church

Jim Dorff Teaching

UMNS File Photo by Mike DuBose

Rio Texas Bishop James E. Dorff has resigned after admitting he had "not upheld" his marriage and ordination vows. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:16 PM Finance and Administration

Gissendaner Sign

Photo by Claire A. Lennox via United Methodist News Service

Many United Methodists, including some from UMC-related Candler School of Theology, worked and prayed to stop the Sept. 29 execution of Kelly Gissendaner, writes Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service more

Oct 2, 2015 11:12 AM Advocating Justice

Reaction to vote on sexuality

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

Annual Conferences are preparing human sexuality legislation for the 2016 General Conference ranging from stiffer penalties for performing same-sex marriages to removing condemning language from the Book of Discipline. more

Jul 23, 2015 4:39 PM In the Church

Bishop Rueben P. Job

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

Bishop Rueben P. Job, who widely influenced spiritual practice across The United Methodist Church and in Christianity in general, has died at age 86 after a long battle with heart disease. more

Jan 5, 2015 9:49 AM In the Church

Dr. Martin Salia

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

Despite medical efforts, Dr. Martin Salia, the medical head of the UMC's Kissy Hospital in Sierra Leone, has died of the Ebola virus. more

Nov 17, 2014 4:10 PM Global Nature

Frank Teaser

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

The Judicial Council's ruling that affirms the reinstatement of the Rev. Frank Schaefer doesn't mean that The United Methodist Church's stand against homosexual practice has changed. more

Oct 30, 2014 3:11 PM In the Church 2 Comments

Schaefer Arch Street

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference has appealed the reinstatement of the Rev. Frank Schaefer, defrocked for officiating at his gay son's wedding, to the Judicial Council. more

Jul 25, 2014 9:49 AM In the Church

Gay Scouting Leader

Photo by Nguyen Truong, Cubmaster

Despite revocation of its charter by the Boy Scouts of America, Rainier Beach UMC plans to continue holding meetings with youths led by an openly gay leader. more

Apr 22, 2014 4:20 PM In the Church 2 Comments

Claremont School of Theology

Photo Courtesy of Claremont School of Theology via UMNS

The university's move from an interreligious to a secular institution caused UMC-related Claremont School of Theology to end its formal relationship with the college. more

Apr 22, 2014 4:08 PM In the Church

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

Apr 3, 2014 9:08 PM In the Church

Eastern Pa. Petitions

Photo by John Coleman/Eastern Pa. Conference

Representatives of the ecumenical group Faithful America presented Eastern Pennsylvania Bishop Peggy Johnson with petitions asking her to halt church trials for pastors who officiate at same-gender weddings. more

Nov 21, 2013 3:20 PM In the Church 1 Comments