Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions stepped down Nov. 7 as U.S. attorney general, ending a tenure marked by near-constant pushback from faith communities that opposed his policies and his attempts to defend them with Scripture. Read more

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Observe the differences between the ways that two prophetic pastors were treated when speaking truth to power, and you'll understand what's happening with race in America, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Rev. Will Green, a United Methodist pastor, and the Rev. Darrell Hamilton, a Baptist pastor, confronted Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a speech about religious liberty. Read more

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Bishops and church legal experts express dismay and confusion over the rationale behind dismissing church charges against U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a United Methodist layman. Read more

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United Methodist leaders failed both the church and American society by refusing even to suggest that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should be held accountable for his actions, writes the Rev. Dr. Kevin Carnahan. Read more


Allowing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a United Methodist, to escape accountability for actions that have resulted in the abuse of immigrant children echoes the Nazis' Nuremberg Defense, writes the Rev. Richard Bryant. Read more

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Alabama-West Florida Conference leaders determined that the complaints brought against the U.S. attorney general referred to actions related to the performance of his public service, not personal behaviors. Read more

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The church complaint brought against Attorney General Jeff Sessions by more than 600 clergy and lay people moves the UMC to consider real sins of oppression and marginalization, writes the Rev. William Trench Read more

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An experienced church jurist, the Rev. Thomas Griffith cautions that bringing church complaints against Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn't likely to produce a beneficial outcome. Read more

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Columnist Jacob Lupfer predicts dire consequences from the effort to bring formal church charges against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Read more

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

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An ad hoc group of some 600 laity and clergy have formally filed church complaints against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has violated United Methodist law as a member. Read more

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Submission to authority, not compassion, is the overriding rule of "law and order Christianity," writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more


The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, head of United Methodism's social-action arm, calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions' defense of immigrant family separations a "shocking" misinterpretation of scripture and urges calls to halt the practice. Read more

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