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A Dallas reader takes issue with the continued support for the One Church concept now that a practical approach for separation has emerged. Read more

Perspectives 9 Comments

Bay View Association

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The Bay View Association in Michigan has settled three religious discrimination suits against the historically United Methodist Chautauqua-style resort. Read more

Local Church

A compilation of responses from April 27 to the Judicial Council ruling on the Traditional Plan and the exit plan. Read more

General Conference 2019 2 Comments

Some churches are welcoming homeless people living in cars; a scholar looks at "The Message" in a new light; and richer, better-educated people more likely to shop for churches. Read more

In the World

United Methodists continue to press the Trump Administration to halt its "zero tolerance" policy that separates immigrant families. Read more

Advocating Justice

United Methodist leaders condemn President Donald Trump's reported vulgar slur against Haiti, African countries, and El Salvador. Read more

Advocating Justice 6 Comments

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After retired Bishop Bill Lewis' open letter to the Rev. Jeff Greenway, executive director of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, the two exchange responses about their perspectives. Read more

Perspectives 3 Comments

Old Mutare Mission Property

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Vehicles, office furniture and solar heaters were removed from the mission as part of a unfair termination judgment against a church-related orphanage by a former administrator. Read more

Finance and Administration

Craig Children's Village

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A Liberian pastor thanks Midwest United Methodist congregations for helping orphaned children in his country. Read more

Global Nature

Rising Hope ICE

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At least two men were arrested by ICE agents across the street from Rising Hope UMC in Fairfax County, Va., causing concern that some people may be deterred from going to the church's shelter, reported NBC Channel 4 in Washington, D.C. Read more


Lancaster Protest

Photo courtesy of Bishop Peggy Johnson/Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Bishops, academics and other religious leaders continue to issue sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump's executive orders as detrimental to believers, society and scholarship. Read more

Advocating Justice

A leaked copy of President Trump's proposed executive order on religious freedom shows it may violate the U.S. Constitution, say legal experts. Its language may also imperil United Methodism's "freedom of the pulpit" and Social Principles. Read more

Advocating Justice 6 Comments

A new resource offered by North Alabama Conference's commission on status and role of women shares United Methodist clergywomen's struggles on the job, read by their male clergy colleagues. Read more

Ordained Ministry


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United Methodist deacons in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference write to General Conference delegates asking them to vote down proposed changes in their status. Read more

GC Archive 4 Comments

Legislative Committee

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A broad description of how the United Methodist General Conference works, including legislative committee assignments for the 2012 session. Read more

International Delegate

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The committee to research the worldwide identity of The United Methodist Church offer proposals for changing hearts and minds on the UMC's global nature. Read more

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