Bishop Minerva Carcano

Owen Ross Arrest

Photo Courtesy of Eric Folkerth

The Rev. Brandon Lazarus interviews the Rev. Dr. Owen Ross, founding pastor of the predominantly Hispanic Christ's Foundry mission in Dallas and one of those arrested recently in a White House immigration protest. Read more

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Frank Schaefer Restored

Photo by Melissa Lauber, Baltimore-Washington Conference, for UMNS

In a unanimous decision, a jurisdictional appeals committee has restored the Rev. Frank Schaefer to full ordained ministry after he was defrocked six months ago for conducting a same-sex marriage for his son. Read more

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Bishop Chess

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith longs for more United Methodist bishops to push our society to be better, rather than continuing to bless the often-unjust status quo. Read more

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Bishop Minerva Carcaño

United Methodist News Service Photo by Mike DuBose

Bishop Minerva G. Carcano has pleaded with United Methodist bishops in Africa to stand up against the discrimination toward gays in Uganda. Read more

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Carcaño at Western

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The day after his ministerial credentials were revoked by Eastern Pennyslvania, Rev. Frank Schaefer received an invitation from Bishop Minerva G. Carcano to come to the California-Pacific Annual Conference. Read more

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Carcaño at Western

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The United Methodist Judicial Council, the denomination's "high court," will review several bishops' recent rulings regarding church law on homosexuality during its fall docket. Read more

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Pre-General Conference Video Archive


United Methodist Communications presents videos of the sessions at the Pre-General Conference Briefing held Jan. 19-21, 2012 at the Tampa Convention Center, site of the General Conference April 24-May 4. Read more

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