Unlike the devastation of war, conflict indicates there is at least a relationship that is worth working on, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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Kenya Lovell


Collegiate ministers and students traveled to Belfast, Ireland, to observe how Northern Irish peacemakers work to resolve conflicts between Catholics and Protestants. Read more

Advocating Justice

Pouting boy

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In the church, it is almost impossible to lead change, unless you, as a leader, can take emotional stands in a healthy way, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. Read more

Local Church

Tower of Babel

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Understanding that our human constructs have limits is essential to recognizing the problems The United Methodist Church faces today, writes Patrick Scriven, who offers some questions to help resolve our confusions. Read more

Practicing Faith 2 Comments

When it comes to differing viewpoints on a possible schism of The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Andrew Burd-Harris asserts that the UMC lacks enough perspective to make any definitive decisions about its future. Read more

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Candle Blessing

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Amid its conflicts, there's hope for United Methodism in the experience of Reform Judaism, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. Read more

Christy Thomas

Church Conflict

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Fire and Division #LukeActs2014

Working his way through Luke-Acts, the Rev. John Meunier faces twin realities: That Jesus doesn't shy away from conflict, even as he teaches that reconciliation is the better course in all confrontations. Read more

Mar 26, 2014 1:59 PM John Meunier

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