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World Methodist Council Denominations

Map by David W. Scott

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

Feb 26, 2018 5:09 PM Global Nature

World Methodist Council Denominations

Map by David W. Scott

Using information from the World Methodist Council, Dr. David W. Scott prepared maps showing the locations of Methodist denominations around the world. more

Feb 23, 2018 1:05 PM

Methodist-Catholic Dialogue

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Pope Francis affirmed that Catholics and Methodists are both "members of the household of God" through their shared Christian baptism. more

Oct 26, 2017 2:06 PM Global Nature

Hayes and Hardt

Photo by Holly McCray, the Oklahoma Conference

Witness to the major changes in The United Methodist Church and its predecessors for the past 70 years, Bishop John Wesley Hardt died June 18 at age 95. more

Jun 20, 2017 3:34 PM In the Church

Joe Hale

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The Rev. Joe Hale, who shaped the World Methodist Council during a 25-year ministry as its top executive, was remembered as a modest personality who was one of his era's greatest advocates for peace and justice. more

Dec 5, 2016 3:40 PM Global Nature

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The United Methodist Church is slated to provide some 70 percent of the funding for the World Methodist Council, a global organization representing around 80 million Methodist, Wesleyan and Uniting churches worldwide. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:58 AM Global Nature

The coming year will be notable not just for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference, but also for several global Methodist gatherings, writes David W. Scott. more

Dec 11, 2015 8:07 AM Global Nature

The World Methodist Council is seeking speakers for the 2016 World Methodist Conference and contributions for a worship e-book aimed at youths and young adults on the topic of human rights. more

Jul 2, 2014 4:31 PM In the Church

Rev. Ivan Abrahams

UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin

Like the biblical story of the prophets Elijah and Elisha, Nelson Mandela's mantle of prophetic leadership has fallen to his successors to carry forward, said Bishop Ivan Abrahams of the World Methodist Council. more

Dec 11, 2013 11:47 AM In the Church

Clegg Mandela

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An encounter with Nelson Mandela, set to the music of forgiveness, lingers as wisdom for the church, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Dec 6, 2013 10:23 AM Views from a Ridge 1 Comments

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"One," the theme for the 2016 World Methodist Conference, points out as many challenges for global Methodism as it does hopes for unity, writes Professor David W. Scott. more

Sep 26, 2013 9:02 PM Perspectives

Methodists worldwide have issued reactions to the news that Pope Benedict XVI has resigned his office effective Feb. 28, citing age and ill health. more

Feb 12, 2013 9:48 PM In the Church 1 Comments