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Bishop Michael McKee

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Bishop Michael McKee of the North Texas Annual Conference has issued a statement to clergy and lay members regarding fair process, the procedures provided for complaint resolution in the Book of Discipline. more

Jun 19, 2017 12:55 PM Finance and Administration

Members of the Iowa Board of Ordained Ministry announce their intention to assess clergy candidates without consideration of their sexuality. more

Jun 13, 2017 9:39 AM Ordained Ministry

Climate Buttons

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Wespath, the agency that administers pension and health benefits for clergy and lay church employees, marked historic support this year for its stockholder resolutions with global energy companies. more

Jun 8, 2017 4:13 PM Global Health

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, to which United Methodists are linked via an agreement, outlines the health dangers of climate change, especially to Black children. more

Jun 5, 2017 5:53 PM Global Health

Unity & Sex Colloquy

Photo by Ebony Lincoln, Higher Education and Ministry

A second academic gathering to aid the deliberations of the Commission on A Way Forward will focus on United Methodist mission. more

Jun 5, 2017 5:26 PM

Credentials Surrender

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The Rev. Dr. J. Philip Wogaman, one of the leading Christian ethicists in The United Methodist Church, surrendered his clergy credentials May 31 in protest of the Baltimore-Washington Conference's delay of an LGBTQ candidate. more

May 31, 2017 10:37 PM Ordained Ministry 1 Comments

Oliveto Consecration

Photo by Patrick Scriven, Pacific-Northwest Conference

A new group of retired pastors in the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference has formed in part to support Bishop Karen Oliveto and advocate for full inclusion of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church. more

May 19, 2017 12:55 PM Ordained Ministry 2 Comments

A recently formed group, United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus, issued an open letter to the church encouraging full inclusion for LGBTQ people in advance of the Judicial Council's session to consider several related petitions. more

Apr 19, 2017 5:10 PM Finance and Administration

Religion Communicators Council, a national organization for faith-based public relations and news producers, has honored several religious and secular media for quality in message and presentation. more

Mar 16, 2017 2:34 PM In the World

Some 220 United Methodists are among 1,800 signers of a "friend of the court" brief supporting the first transgender rights lawsuit to go before the U.S. Supreme Court. more

Mar 3, 2017 2:28 PM Advocating Justice

UM LEAD conference announces its roster of speakers for the January 2017 conference. more

Dec 5, 2016 3:19 PM Local Church

The Center for Health and Hope will honor United Methodist Bishop Karen Oliveto, a longtime AIDS care advocate, with its Murphy Award on Dec. 4. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:13 PM Global Health

Standing Rock

Photo courtesy of Dallas Parker, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

Churches Uniting in Christ has issued a lengthy statement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux's protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline and in favor of alternative energy. more

Oct 31, 2016 11:24 AM Advocating Justice

LGBT Logos

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Two United Methodist caucus groups, Love Prevails and Methodists in New Directions (MIND) call for heterosexual members of the bishops' Commission on a Way Forward to resign to make room for more LGBTQI members. more

Oct 31, 2016 11:16 AM A Way Forward