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A United Methodist journalist from Liberia shares his international perspective on the gay-friendly comments of retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Roman Catholic Pope Francis. Read more

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Methodist-Catholic Dialogue

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Pope Francis affirmed that Catholics and Methodists are both "members of the household of God" through their shared Christian baptism. Read more

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This Week: "... Arrogance compromises every good action ..." Read more

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The story behind Pope Francis' impromptu embrace of a 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy holds an urgent parallel for The United Methodist Church in the midst of its current conflicts, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. Read more

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The Rev. Billy Cox wonders if the warm feelings engendered by Pope Francis' message of love will last among American Christians. Read more

Practicing Faith

The convergence of Pope Francis' U.S. visit with the death of religion expert Phyllis Tickle underscores something significant for fractious United Methodists, namely Jesus' call to love the unlovable, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge

Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia showed brotherly love for a Catholic group devoted to LGBT inclusion when the group was refused entry to a Catholic event visited by Pope Francis. Read more

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Jesus Facepalm

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Meeting someone isn't the same as endorsing their actions, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton about the uproar over Pope Francis meeting Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to give marriage licenses to gay couples. Read more

Advocating Justice

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In a country that prides itself on self-sufficiency, Pope Francis told America that the Golden Rule actually means "you are responsible for the welfare of everyone else." Read more

Practicing Faith

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Coming just days before Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, reports from Zimbabwe and the Philippines prompt David W. Scott to ask if United Methodist Central Conferences will lead the denomination in caring for God's creation. Read more

Global Nature

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A former chief justice in the Philippines, United Methodist layman Reynato Puno will be among religious leaders to meet with Pope Francis Jan. 18. Read more

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The Roman Catholic pontiff's controversial views on wealth surprisingly resonate with those of a revered Methodist evangelist, writes the Rev. Laura Felleman. Read more

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