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DR Congo Peacemaking

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Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global offers resources for learning more about how African United Methodists are fostering peace on the vast continent. more

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DR Congo Peacemaking

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Civil conflicts and natural disasters are but two of the challenges facing United Methodists in the Democratic Republic of Congo, writes Dr. David W. Scottt of UM & Global. more

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Social Change

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The problem most denominations face today is that its success models were developed for life in the first half of the 20h century and many haven't adapted to the radical social changes that have developed since then, writes Dr. David W. Scott. more

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Some very good things that can come out of a more institutionally complex and more expensive model of church, starting with mission and education, writes Dr. David W. Scott. more

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Dr. Hendrik Pieterse hopes that United Methodism can develop a genuine practice of living into its goal of having a "worldwide nature." more

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Dr. David W. Scott outlines the differences between United Methodism's struggle over policy about human sexuality and the Southern Baptists' struggle for political control of its denomination. more

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Requiring all parts of the global United Methodist Church to have the same structure contributes significantly toward economic inequality in the worldwide denomination, contends Dr. David W. Scott. more

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Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo discovers that the findings of a study on mission held when the UMC was formed still holds relevance to the denomination on its 50th birthday. more

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Continuing his examination of money and relationships in the worldwide United Methodist Church, Dr. David W. Scott explores the option of developing asset-based partnerships. more

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Think the squabbles over human sexuality, membership decline or bureaucratic agencies most threaten the UMC? No, the worldwide denomination's biggest problem is money, writes Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global. more

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The journals of a 19th century Methodist missionary in Oregon give Benjamin Hartley hope that The United Methodist Church can be as open and welcoming as the missionary was. more

Perspectives

Religion professor Dr. Kyle Yu examines the possibilities for Korean Christianity from the proposed visit of President Trump to see North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un. more

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U.S. Jurisdictions

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Similar to the Catholic Church's practice of creating "orders" for specific missions, a missional approach to United Methodist structure could foster overall unity while encouraging innovation, writes Dr. David W. Scott. more

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Dr. David W. Scott compiled a list of readings to show how migrants are benefiting The United Methodist Church around the world. more

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World Methodist Council Denominations

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Methodist/Wesleyan churches organize themselves in many ways, and many stem from British and American influences, but others are independent, says Dr. David W. Scott in his analysis of World Methodist Council members. more

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Juarez Mission

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Have a story about mission from your church, conference or individual effort? Share it with the General Board of Global Ministries to celebrate the coming anniversary of United Methodist mission work. more

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GC Plenary 2016

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Dr. David W. Scott analyzes the latest United Methodist membership numbers in light of their implications for the 2020 General Conference. more

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Cambodia School Kits

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How can theologies from the margins inform and invite all United Methodists – all Christians to a genuine cross-cultural cross-geopolitical intentional hearing, dialogue and engagement? asks Dr. Jerome Sahabandhu. more

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Blessing Circle

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The United Methodist Church needs to understand itself not as a national or international denomination, but as an inter-cultural mission in the biblical tradition, writes Dr. Robert A. Hunt. more

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Bishop Harald Rückert, elected in May 2017, found that a recent meeting of European United Methodist bishops contained collaboration and preparation and a “hot potato" -- the denomination's stance on homosexuality. more

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UM & Global begins an occasional series on the differences among Methodist/Wesleyan denominations historically related to The United Methodist Church, curated by Dr. David W. Scott. more

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The collaborative blog UM & Global recommends a series of webinars on evangelism today, produced by the World Council of Churches. more

Local Church

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to a church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther intended to reform the Catholic Church, but instead he sparked the Protestant Reformation. more

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UM & Global, the collaborative blog of United Methodist Professors of Mission, is inviting scholarly reflections on a document about the nature of the church approved by the 2016 General Conference. more

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