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Although Hurricane Florence's effects are only beginning to subside, United Methodists on the ground in the Carolinas are providing assistance to storm victims. Read more

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Andy Griffith Show

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant brings a big dose of "real world" to the nostalgia for a fictional white Christian America exemplified by Mayberry of the classic "Andy Griffith Show." Read more

Perspectives 4 Comments

Standing up to the kind of hostile actions that marred a United Methodist Youth event in North Carolina requires us to exercise the very best of our Christian virtues, symbolized by a humble safety pin, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge 1 Comments

As society struggles with accountability and authority, so does The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith in his comparison of recent legislation in three states with issues facing the 2016 General Conference. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Pat McCrory

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The Rev. Dr. William C. Trench finds that North Carolina's new law requiring transgender people to use cisgender-assigned public restrooms harms a group of people already wounded by society's dualistic gender roles. Read more

Advocating Justice