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Ruling greeted with confusion, hope
The only openly gay bishop in The United Methodist Church is still a bishop, despite a ruling that confused many in the church.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 5:45:00 PM

Review all clergy qualifications, court says
United Methodist boards of ordained ministry cannot ignore the issue of homosexuality when evaluating clergy candidates, the Judicial Council has ruled.
Friday, April 28, 2017 5:52:00 PM

Consecration of gay bishop against church law
Judicial Council, top court for The United Methodist Church, says bishop “in good standing” until due process completed.
Friday, April 28, 2017 5:50:00 PM

2 United Methodists among 10 mysterious deaths
Two United Methodists are among 10 who died after eating food at a funeral and a third remains in critical condition. Health officials have ruled out Ebola.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:23:00 PM

What does it mean to be evangelical?
Plenty of United Methodists of varied theological perspectives claim the name evangelical. Just don’t call them fundamentalists. Here is why.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:17:00 PM

From brothel madam to Methodist mission founder
United Methodist's research sheds light on Mary `Madam' Volino, whose conversion yielded a Texas ministry now in its 122nd year.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Spectators pray, sing at Judicial Council
About 200 people prayed, sang and celebrated Holy Communion before and after a Judicial Council hearing on whether a gay bishop can be elected and consecrated in The United Methodist Church.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:11:00 PM

Court hears arguments over gay bishop
An elected representative of one U.S. regional body asks whether the episcopal election in another region violates United Methodist Church law.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:12:00 PM

Bishops set date for special 2019 General Conference
The special meeting will deal solely with the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, charged with finding ways to foster church unity amid deep differences around homosexuality.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:41:00 AM

Migration as a mission challenge, blessing
Issues and actions surrounding migration highlight the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ spring meeting.
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Grants for disaster recovery, health needs
Directors of the United Methodist Committee on Relief approve grants for disaster relief efforts by conferences and for health boards in Africa.
Monday, April 24, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Arkansas executes 4th man in 8 days
As Arkansas put two more men to death on April 24, United Methodist clergy continued to speak out against the multiple executions.
Friday, April 21, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Church braces for ruling on gay bishop
Some say fragile unity will be tested, regardless of the ruling in the case that could affect United Methodist Bishop Karen Oliveto.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:28:00 PM

Preview to the legal debate around gay bishop
The denomination’s top court faces a question of whether it should weigh in on Bishop Oliveto’s election at all.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Faith groups bring hope, new life to refugees
Panel at U.N. headquarters highlights decades-long leadership of faith-based groups in U.S. refugee resettlement.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:56:00 PM

Norwegian United Methodist pastor leads Lutheran church
Appointment of Norwegian United Methodist pastor to Lutheran church highlights value of ecumenism.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Nigerian seminary educates pastors’ wives
A United Methodist seminary in Nigeria is providing basic skills training for the wives of students training to be pastors.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Hundreds benefit from medical outreach
Free medical outreach program conducted by The United Methodist Church in rural Zimbabwe also encouraged patients to seek treatment sooner.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Africa University farm feeds multitudes
Happy animals, abundant crops makes the pan-African university self-sustaining. The agricultural department was one of first two faculties established in 1992.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:32:00 AM

Way Forward group ponders structural changes
As the commission works toward church unity, some members say the group is contemplating “loosening the connection.”
Monday, April 10, 2017 4:37:00 PM

Recalling violence against Filipino farmers
United Methodists organize worship service to mark one-year anniversary of a bloody attack in the Philippines.
Friday, April 07, 2017 10:52:00 AM

United Methodists in Nigeria focus on future
Roundtable meeting gives The United Methodist Church in Nigeria the opportunity to develop a strategic plan for the next six years when the church will celebrate it centenary.
Thursday, April 06, 2017 4:35:00 PM

Bishop Fernandes, brave leader, dies at 78
The bishop led United Methodists in East Angola through some of the worst of his country’s civil war. “The church was everything for him.”
Thursday, April 06, 2017 4:16:00 PM

Civil rights tour ‘impactful’ for Hispanic youth
United Methodist Church’s National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry underwrites trip across South
Thursday, April 06, 2017 11:48:00 AM

New film on Reinhold Niebuhr speaks to today
Niebuhr, the theologian best known today for the Serenity Prayer, offered ideas relevant to the current political scene.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:52:00 AM

 

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