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Bishop Robert Hoshibata

Hoshibata Embrace

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Bishop Bob Hoshibata felt that there was a hope-filled future for the global Methodist movement, through efforts to renew our denomination, or that something entirely new might need to emerge. Read more

UMC Future

Bishop Bob Hoshibata explains to the Desert Southwest Conference what actions the Council of Bishops took in regard to the report from the Commission on A Way Forward on three church unity models. Read more

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Love Heals

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In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality, Desert Southwest Bishop Robert Hoshibata calls for both willingness to change The United Methodist Church and compassion for those who fear such changes. Read more

Advocating Justice

Hoshibata Embrace

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Most United Methodist bishops, clergy and laity quoted in national news reports expressed cautious hope that the mediated "protocol" would move the denomination out of its impasse. Read more

UMC Future

An embattled Iowa clergywoman has resigned as a campus minister, while support grows for a Florida pastor facing charges for performing a same-sex wedding. Read more

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Love Heals

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality, Desert Southwest Bishop Robert Hoshibata calls for both willingness to change The United Methodist Church and compassion for those who fear such changes. Read more

Advocating Justice

Bobby Prince and Joe Openshaw

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Reactions run a gamut from outrage to support across the United Methodist Church to the Council of Bishops' request to file charges against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert for officiating at a wedding ceremony for two men, Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince. Read more

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