January 3, 2012

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January 3, 2012

  • UMC Bishops Urge Compassion, Prayer in Border Crisis

    In response to protests against the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who have crossed into the United States, United Methodist bishops are urging compassion rather than inhospitality. more »

  • Some Suggestions for a Unified UMC (or the A&W Plan)

    The Rev. David Watson and the Rev. Bill Arnold offer seven proposals for getting past the divisions plaguing United Methodists. more »

  • No. (A Response to the A-W Plan)

    Scholar Joel L. Watts is dismayed at the proposals of Dr. David Watson and Rev. William Anderson for a "unified" United Methodist Church. more »

  • Antagonisn't

    As the schism debate rolls on, the Rev. Dan R. Dick takes stock of his own perception of attitudes regarding the prospect of dividing The United Methodist Church. more »

  • Polycarp

    Illustration Courtesy of Drew B. McIntyre

    Heroism, Martyrdom and Suicide: Thoughts on Self-Immolation

    The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre refutes recent assertions that the Rev. Charles R. Moore's tragic death by self-immolation should be considered either heroism or martyrdom. more »

  • Charles Moore

    Photo Courtesy of the Moore Family via UMNS

    World on Fire

    Two leaders of United Methodist social justice ministries, the Rev. Sid Hall and the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, offer their reflections on the death by self-immolation of their colleague, the Rev. Charles Moore. more »

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