William McElvaney, social-justice advocate, dies at 86

President of Saint Paul School of Theology, Distinguished Alumnus at Perkins

‘Tireless prophet’ repeatedly took bold stands to lift up those who often most marginalized in society. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on September 02, 2014

Young United Methodists adopt petitions for General Conference

Overwhelmingly approve unity statement

Petition concerns include socially responsible investing, environment, human sexuality. read more »

August 15, 2014

How prevalent is clergy sexual misconduct?

‘Women by the Numbers’ releases report

General Commission on the Status & Role of Women surveys attitudes. read more »

by Erin Kane
on June 25, 2014

Schism through a young United Methodist’s eyes

In Wesley’s church of the 21st century love seems to be taking a back seat

Frustration in the denomination arises from contradictory, hypocritical statements. read more »

by Michael Moore
on June 13, 2014

Making disciples tops priorities in poll

United Methodists rank sexuality low among concerns

More than 90% of members say denomination shouldn’t split over homosexuality issues. read more »

June 13, 2014

Schism through a young United Methodist’s eyes

The United Methodist Church has always been important in my life. Growing up, my father was a pastor until I was around 13. The ideas and preaching of John Wesley were ingrained into my head and heart at a young age. As I have learned and appreciated the thoughts of Methodism... read more »

Posted by Michael Moore on June 11, 2014

United Methodist bishops suggest ways forward

Book addresses same-gender relationships debates

8 bishops enunciate, clarify pathways for faithful, responsible, constructive response to questions, conflict. read more »

May 13, 2014

Affirm human rights for all

Social-justice agency board declares support

Legislative actions that discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression violate human rights. read more »

March 05, 2014

Criminalization of homosexuality wrong

Global Ministries issues statement on human rights for all people

5 countries make homosexuality a capital offense, and imprisonment is possible in 66 countries. read more »

by Hope Morgan Ward and Thomas Kemper
on March 05, 2014

Same-gender marriage poses challenge

United Methodist Church’s positions on human sexuality face increasing public scrutiny

With addition of Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, New Mexico, 17 states and District of Columbia now allow same-gender marriage. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on February 20, 2014

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