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Two detained missionaries head home while a third works on paperwork that will release her. All three were accused of "anti-government" activities. more

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Immigration Airport Demonstrations

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The United Methodist Church is expanding its efforts at all levels worldwide to assist many of the 65.3 million people who have been involuntarily displaced from their homes, especially the 21 million classified as refugees by the United Nations. more

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The "General Secretaries Table," an ad hoc group for communication among The United Methodist Church's top agency executives, has committed to a strategy of a common message and ministry collaboration. more

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Different Christmas

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In response to what he believes to be the Holy Spirit's prompting, the Rev. Mike Slaughter reaches out to the head of United Methodism's global missions agency with an idea to aid refugees. more

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David W. Scott examines proposals to make The United Methodist Church's coordinating agency, the Connectional Table, into a more globally representative body. more

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Thomas Kemper, top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, analyzes the Connectional Table and recommends a sweeping overhaul to make the agency more inclusive of lay and clergy from around the world. more

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Thomas Kemper, top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, condemns Boko Haram's massacre in Baga, Nigeria, that left some 2,000 people dead. more

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2012 General Conference Delegates

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David W. Scott finds that asking what function the Holy Spirit would have the UMC perform is crucial to deciding its future form. more

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General Secretaries of 12 United Methodist boards and agencies unveil a sharp critique of the proposed Call to Action restructure plan. more

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Global Ministries' top executive urges the government of Sri Lanka to settle political differences that are threatening the southern Asian country's stability and peace. more

Advocating Justice

A new coalition of Asian Methodists and the United Methodist Church is opening exciting opportunities for mission in southeast Asia, writes Thomas Kemper, top missions executive. more

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Appalled by scenes from Charlottesville, Va., that mirror the history of his native land of Germany, Thomas Kemper asks whether Christians can love neo-Nazis away from hatred, terror and violence. more

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Thomas Kemper, top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, outlines why it's crucial for United Methodists to help the mass migration of people into Europe from war-torn and economically strapped nations. more

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Thomas Kemper, top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, analyzes the Connectional Table and recommends a sweeping overhaul to make the agency more inclusive of lay and clergy from around the world. more

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Global missions executive Thomas Kemper concludes the year-long series by UM & Global examining The United Methodist Church's mission theology statement, "Grace Upon Grace." more

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United Methodist missions executive Thomas Kemper summarizes findings from the UM & Global series "Grace Upon Grace," featuring commentary on United Methodism's official mission theology statement. more

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