United Methodist News Feed
Transforming young adults into Christian leaders
When United Methodists join an ecumenical leadership-training program this week, they will be part of a 122-year-old denominational connection to the World Student Christian Federation.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:18:00 PM

Liberian bishop calls for women’s inclusion
In an episcopal message for International Women’s Month, Bishop Samuel Quire Jr. encouraged congregations to show women ‘they are partners in everything we do.’
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Offering solidarity to Cubans stuck at border
Methodists in both countries offer food, water and other supplies to Cubans who find themselves in an immigration limbo on Mexico-U.S. border.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:23:00 AM

Schism threat has some churches caught in middle
Pastors of United Methodist congregations with diverse views on homosexuality worry that a painful choice looms.
Monday, March 20, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Muyombo elected bishop in Congo
The executive director for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries was the fourth and final bishop elected at the Central Congo Conference.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Owan elected as bishop in Congo
University president is third pastor elected as bishop by Congo Central Conference delegates.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Lunge elected bishop in Congo
The Rev. Daniel Onashuyaka Lunge was elected bishop on third ballot by delegates of the Congo Central Conference.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Unda re-elected bishop of The United Methodist Church
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda has been re-elected United Methodist bishop and will continue to lead the East Congo Episcopal Area.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:48:00 PM

Taking the lead for peace
Looking for equal participation, Ukrainian and Russian women expand a dialogue on peace to create a regional platform, with an assist from United Methodist Women.
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:21:00 PM

Discipleship exec: ‘Stop fixing churches’
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, top executive of Discipleship Ministries, suggests how the church can shift to conversation to reaching people for Jesus.
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:03:00 PM

Commentary: Can our ‘way forward’ be reconciliation? - REDIRECT
African clergyman says the “way forward” for The United Methodist Church involves reconciliation.
Friday, March 17, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Commentary: Understanding renewal, reform group positions - REDIRECT
The Rev. Walter Fenton, an analyst for Good News, writes about what members of renewal and reform groups see as misunderstandings or mischaracterizations of their positions.
Friday, March 17, 2017 11:29:00 AM

United Methodist seminary placed on two-year probation
One of two agencies that oversee accreditation for Saint Paul School of Theology notified the seminary on March 8 that it had been placed on probation.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:11:00 PM

Filipino United Methodists condemn killings
United Methodists are leaders in an alliance opposing drug-related extrajudicial killings in which more than 7,000 Filipinos have died.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:55:00 PM

Court sets oral hearing on gay bishop issue
A decision by the United Methodist Judicial Council could affect the standing of Bishop Karen Oliveto, the denomination’s first openly gay bishop.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:31:00 PM

Rückert elected bishop of The United Methodist Church
The Rev. Harald Rückert was elected bishop of the Germany Central Conference.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:19:00 PM

Bishop stresses evangelism at European gathering
Bishop Patrick Streiff invokes John Wesley in address touching on various subjects.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:27:00 PM

Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy
BMCR celebrates 50th anniversary even as members look forward to work that still needs to be done in fighting racism.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Scholars raise doubts about church’s future
Higher Education and Ministry brought together seminary professors to discuss the denomination’s current impasse on homosexuality.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:51:00 AM

United Methodists join protest against pipeline
United Methodists among thousands in D.C. marching against resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Church leader detained by ICE out on bail
Humberto Barralaga, detained for more than a month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has been released on $8,000 bond.
Monday, March 13, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Mobile clinic provides medical, dental care
A United Methodist mobile bus clinic donated to Philippines Conference will help provide care in more remote areas.
Friday, March 10, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Peg-leg flamingo symbolizes challenges faced by Native American youth
Peg-Leg Flamingos, a United Methodist leadership program, aims to nurture and educate young Native American leaders.
Thursday, March 09, 2017 4:46:00 PM

Commentary: Legal challenges to ‘unlawful’ marriages in Methodism-redirect
Questions of divorce and remarriage by clergy and members were considered by Methodism’s top court long before same-sex marriage became an issue.
Thursday, March 09, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Women in ministry find shoulders to stand on
United Methodist clergy and laywomen draw inspiration, strength from others as they follow their own paths.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 3:26:00 PM


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