U.S. Supreme Court

The Rev. Morgan Guyton sees the mindset and practices of Christian authoritarianism in the Senate process involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

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Women of many religions demonstrated on Capitol Hill Sept. 27 in protest against and for the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

Advocating Justice

National faith leaders weigh in on the potential of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, to build up or tear down religious freedom in the United States. Read more

Speaking Up

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After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump Administration's travel ban, the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe reminds us that the UMC calls its members and its leaders to denounce “xenophobic, Islamophobic, and racist reactions against newcomers.” Read more

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webRNS Dubensky OpEd

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An anti-religious-bigotry leader argues that a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court of a baker refusing service to a gay couple threatens the bedrock tenets of the First Amendment to treat people of varied beliefs equally. Read more


Lady Justice

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning excessive abortion restrictions in Texas prompts the Rev. Christy Thomas to examine the Church's outmoded doctrines on human sexuality and birth control. Read more

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Court Rings Illustration

A UMNS photo illustration with photos by Mike DuBose, Kathleen Barry and Clayton Childers

United Methodists' views on the acceptability of same-gender relationships has changed little since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, according to polling done by United Methodist Communications. Read more

Advocating Justice


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The Rev. Mike Slaughter finds that Christians' disagreement over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality brings an opportunity to put selfless love above political or theologicaly ideology. Read more

Practicing Faith

Delegates Unity

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On the Sunday after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality, the Rev. Jeremy Troxler delivered this message to his North Carolina congregation before worship. Read more

Advocating Justice

Bill of Rights

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The Rev. Christy Thomas refutes conservative Christians who contend that the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality will force them to conduct same-sex weddings, when they're already protected from such coercion by the Bill of Rights. Read more

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Love Heals

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality, Desert Southwest Bishop Robert Hoshibata calls for both willingness to change The United Methodist Church and compassion for those who fear such changes. Read more

Advocating Justice

Pray for the Church

UMNS File Photo by Kathleen Barry

United Methodist layman Tracy Merrick, a longtime advocate for LGBT inclusion, recounts his reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, and his hope for what it means for The United Methodist Church. Read more

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Bishop Warner Brown

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Bishop Warner Brown, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, responds to the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality. Read more

Advocating Justice

U.S. Supreme Court

Photo by Clayton Childers, General Board of Church and Society.

United Methodists are weighing in on how the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court decision that rules marriage to be a civil right for LGBT people will affect discussion of the UMC's anti-gay doctrines at the 2016 General Conference Read more

In the Church

Watching demonstrations April 28 as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on same-gender marriage, Chett Pritchett of the Methodist Federation for Social Action ponders the interwoven nature of human injustice. Read more


U.S. Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court's Oct. 6 decision to refuse appeals of rulings upholding same-sex marriage prompts the Rev. Sarah J. Rohret to call for equally bold action by United Methodist leaders. Read more

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Does life begin at conception or at live birth? There are arguments for both perspectives, but it's still a matter of opinion. Read more

In the Church

Hobby Lobby

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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that Hobby Lobby can claim a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act is in reality a major blow to religious freedom, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Jobs with Justice

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The case on prayer before government meetings now before the U.S. Supreme Court prompts the Rev. Jim Burklo to examine religious rights and privileges. Read more

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