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Wespath Benefits and Investments

The church agency that administers United Methodist pension funds and benefits programs is making progress toward improving the effects of church investments on the environment, but some believe changes are coming too slowly. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change 2 Comments

Churches that want to leave the United Methodist denomination face large payouts for clergy pensions and other church-wide financial obligations, reports Heather Hahn. Read more

UMC Future 11 Comments

New findings from Wespath, the pension and benefits agency of The United Methodist Church, show that adopting the "Modified Traditional" Plan will deprive clergy of significant retirement benefits, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

A Way Forward 4 Comments

Wespath, the pension and benefits agency for the UMC, has begun exploring options to continue serving the church no matter what is decided at GC2019. Read more

A Way Forward 1 Comments

Climate Buttons

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Wespath, the agency that administers pension and health benefits for clergy and lay church employees, marked historic support this year for its stockholder resolutions with global energy companies. Read more

Global Health

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Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins, GCORR

As many United Methodists join in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, the denomination's pension board, Wespath Benefits, has asked the pipeline's owner, Energy Transfer Partners, to meet with the Standing Rock Sioux tribal leaders. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments