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Efforts to keep the United Methodist Church unified despite differences over theology and human sexuality was rated the top news story of 2018. Read more

In the Church

A litany for service after a mass shooting is being circulated among Christians across the United States. Read more

Practicing Faith

A United Methodist teacher who accompanied students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to the Florida state capital says she supports the teens' efforts at convincing lawmakers to legislate better gun safety. Read more

Advocating Justice

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United Methodists in and around the site of a mass shooting at a Florida high school responded with prayers and counseling. Read more

Practicing Faith

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Increased outreach to churches reflects a Trump administration priority to get government more involved in anti-terrorism training for civil society, observers say. Read more

Local Church

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Vice President Mike Pence's speech to a Sutherland Springs memorial service focused on faith and avoided talk of guns, mental illness or domestic violence. Read more

Global Health

America worships a false god – the gun – and it's time to topple the idol that has received too many human sacrifices, writes Cynthia B. Astle Read more

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Dallas Shooting

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Churches Uniting in Christ, an ecumenical association, issues a statement condemning the recent rash of shootings in the United States and offering a commitment to work against racism in American society. Read more

Advocating Justice

U.S. Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court's 5 to 4 ruling that legalized marriage for gay and lesbian couples topped 26 major stories including growing anti-Muslim sentiments, terrorist attacks and mass shootings. Read more

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