Joe Iovino

United Methodist congregations and individuals have many opportunities to take a stand against gun violence in America. Read more

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After Church of England priests left America because of the Revolutionary War, John Wesley sent Thomas Coke to the new country to ordain Francis Asbury and help found a church that could ordain clergy. Read more

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Photo by Kathleen Barry, illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications

United Methodists can both oppose gun violence and provide positive models for peacemaking in their communities, writes Joe Iovino. Read more

Advocating Justice

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United Methodists can tap into many church-related resources to change their beliefs, behaviors and society about racism, writes Joe Iovino of United Methodist Communications. Read more

Advocating Justice

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United Methodist Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany urges people to see migrants into Europe as people who bring gifts and skills, not as problems to be solved. Read more

With General Conference barely two weeks away, Joe Iovino of United Methodist Communications outlines ways that all United Methodists can participate in the denominations global legislative assembly. Read more

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