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A difficult Holy Week

Indiana religious freedom act brings notoriety to state

Legislation in other states indicates situation not unique, which should empower you to work wherever you are for rights of all God’s children. read more »

by the Rev. Lisa Schubert Nowling
on April 13, 2015

Help youths with sexual identity

Young People’s Ministries offers new resource

Resource aimed at middle-school teens provides theological background, engaging learning activities. read more »

April 13, 2015

FAITH and FEAR

A commentary on Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’

When people are afraid they react in ways that might not be their typical attitudes, speculates Bishop Coyner. read more »

by Bishop Michael Coyner
on April 02, 2015

Law could lead to discrimination

Statement from Bishop Mueller on Arkansas’ ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’

Governor urged to make vigorous effort to make it explicitly clear legislation cannot be used to deny individuals basic civil rights. read more »

by Bishop Gary Mueller
on April 02, 2015

Obvious differences of opinion

Connectional Table hosts 3rd human sexuality panel

Bishop says homosexuality important issue, but does not have significance to split denomination. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on February 16, 2015

A ‘3rd way’ out of impasse

Connectional Table task force discusses next steps

Final human sexuality panel featuring central conferences’ perspectives followed by discernment on mission, unity, baptismal identity. read more »

February 16, 2015

Praying for ‘conversion’ of UMC

Racism most pressing issue confronting denomination

Social-justice advocate says denomination needs to awaken to realities of 21st century to become relevant to needs of the world. read more »

by Gladys Mangiduyos
on January 09, 2015

Sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination

U.S. Labor Dept. announces final rule to protect workers

‘No one should live in fear of being fired or passed over or discriminated against at work simply because of who they are or who they love,’ Perez states. read more »

December 05, 2014

‘Not of 1 mind’

Bishops issue human-sexuality statement

Council acknowledges many contexts around world of denomination, calls United Methodists to prayer for each other, leaders. read more »

November 13, 2014

Supreme Court did not change Discipline

United Methodist laws on same-sex marriages remain

Virginia bishop encourages persons to ‘pray for each other, although we may have different opinions.’ read more »

by Bishop Young Jin Cho
on October 10, 2014

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