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Sam Hodges

United Methodists joined some 100 pastors from North Texas who visited the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at conditions for asylum seekers and immigrants. Read more

Advocating Justice

An ad hoc group has come up with a proposal to separate The United Methodist Church into two denominations based on their respective stances regarding the acceptance of homosexual practice. Read more

UMC Future 22 Comments

The results of the special called 2019 General Conference have led many annual conferences to withhold their "fair-share" contributions. Read more

Finance and Administration 3 Comments

GC2019 Bishops Group

Mike DuBose Mike DuBose, UM News

Bishop David Alan Bard of Michigan and Bishop Scott J. Jones of Texas think they've come up with a plan that would preserve connectional ministries but allow more freedom of theology and practice. Read more

UMC Future 21 Comments

A long, emotional day of General Conference, with telling though not final votes, left those wanting fuller inclusion of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church admitting discouragement, writes Sam Hodges of United Methodist News Service. Read more

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Alaska’s most powerful earthquake since 1964 prompted an Anchorage United Methodist church to become a temporary shelter for a population in great need. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

On the wave of the #MeToo movement and the accusations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, United Methodists learn how to "do no harm" when it comes to handling sexual ethics complaints. Read more

Finance and Administration

Conversations taking place around The United Methodist Church indicate there are lots more decisions to come on the conference and local levels, say church leaders. Read more

A Way Forward 1 Comments